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Incompetent group which hampered progress was ousted and thrown out: PDM chief

Incompetent group which hampered progress was ousted and thrown out: PDM chief
July 25, 2023 Web Desk

DERA ISMAIL KHAN (92 News) - Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM) chairman Maulana Fazalur Rehman has said that the incompetent coterie that hampered the country's progress was ousted and thrown out.

Addressing a ceremony held to inaugurate eight development projects on Tuesday, he said that they would throw out such people if they were imposed on them in the future.

He said that today work pm the mega projects had been restarted across the country. "The former rulers burdened the people with inflation. It is nation's responsibility to block the way of the incompetent and bring forward those thinking about the development of the country," he maintained.

APP adds: Maulana Fazlur Rehman thanked the prime minister for his personal interest in ensuring development of the area.

He said that former prime minister Nawaz Sharif had laid the foundation of many mega projects, which the PTI government seized hampering economic development.

Fazl said that industrial estates being established in Bannu and Dera Ismail Khan would change the fate of the people of the area.

Minister for Energy Khurram Dastgir said that the development projects, which remained suspended during 2018 to 2022, were being completed on priority.

He said due to the PM’s personal intervention, 5000 MW of electricity was added to the national grid in just 16 months. "The transmission line in Thar was completed in a few months, while work on three new grid stations of Rs2 billion in Dera Ismail Khan was initiated by the current government," he added.

Minister for Communications Asad Mehmood said the coalition government was committed to create a road link between the Gwadar Port and the Central Asian countries under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

He said the projects inaugurated by Nawaz Sharif were being restored and completed in various areas, especially in the southern districts of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Minister of State for Petroleum Dr Musadik Malik said on the prime minister’s direction, sufficient supply of energy to the people at affordable price was being ensured. During the last one year, he said, around 270 mmcf gas worth over US$1 billion had been discovered from various areas of the country, and of which 138 mmcf had already been injected to the system while the rest would be included soon.

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor Haji Ghulam Ali, National Assembly deputy speaker, provincial ministers and government officials were present.