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PM Shehbaz Sharif pledges to restore Pakistan’s ‘real image’ if given public mandate

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif urged people on Saturday to consider facts when comparing the “poor and pathetic performance of corruption-tainted Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government” with that of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N).

The PML-N stalwart said that his party would accept the public mandate in the upcoming general elections. If the PML-N, under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif, is given another opportunity to serve the country, the party will restore the “real image” of Pakistan, claimed Shehbaz.

He was addressing a ceremony after the inauguration of different development projects, including a 19 kilometre-long Lahore bypass, which will link Kala Shah Kaku with the Lahore-Karachi Motorway at a cost of Rs35 billion.

The project is touted to create about 27,000 job opportunities.

The prime minister also broke ground for the expansion of the Lahore-Karachi Motorway Saggian Road and the main Ravi Bridge, which aims to ease vehicular traffic, help save fuel and create jobs opportunities.

Later, he laid the foundation stones for the Esaan (Sharaqpur) Interchange at Abdul Hakeem Motorway and the establishment of Quaid Azam University Campus and did a soft launch for the construction of a scout college.

Shehbaz termed PML-N supremo and three-time prime minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif as “a builder of Pakistan, the man behind an end to loadshedding, the launch of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects, and a builder of a vast network of roads, who put the country on the path of rapid progress”.