FAISALABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday said the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) was the only political party that never made hollow claims; rather, it proved its worth by delivering in public welfare and development sectors.
“This is the quality of this government. This is the vision of Nawaz Sharif that during the last five years, the government has executed development projects which could not be done during last 65 years,” the prime minister said addressing the inauguration ceremony of the expansion of Faisalabad International Airport.
“Around 1,800 kilometers long motorways have either been completed or are in final phase,” he added.
The prime minister said airports were being completed in every province. He said ports had been expanded, besides gas, power and railway projects were also being carried out.
Khaqan said the PML-N government delivered in every sector of the national economy and there was an unending list of development project.
Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said as the government came into power, there was a very small airport in a mega industrial and Pakistan’s third largest City of Faisalabad but the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) established the modern airport within stipulated time and using the minimum budget. The number of flights in the airport had increased to 118 a week, he added.
“This is just a beginning. Aviation is the backbone of every modern economy. Particularly, the exporting economies cannot grow without aviation,” he said.
The prime minister assessed that the number of flights would increase to hundreds within weeks so the CAA should start planning its further expansion.
Khaqan Abbasi also assured government’s support to the Industrial Community of Faisalabad that had showed its willingness to establish an airport just like Sialkot. He said besides being a commercially viable venture, it would also be a great facility for the people.
Moreover, he assured the gathering that the link road towards motorway would be completed soon that had been committed by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
The prime minister hoped that the CAA would continue its leadership in the aviation sector by opting modern and international standards.