PESHAWAR: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) chairman Imran Khan on Monday claimed that federal government has saved $ 11 billion by cheaper oil prices in international market.
Speaking to gathering after inaugurate the Bab-e-Peshawar flyover in Peshawar, Imran Khan accused that Nawaz government did not convey direct benefit of lower oil prices to common man and saved eleven billion US dollars in recent months.
The PTI leader criticised the federal government for borrowing $4 billion loans within just two-and-a-half years. “The real change lies in the human development and not in the construction of roads and bridges as wrongly instilled in the minds of the people by the current federal government,” he lamented.
Imran also lauded the K-P CM for standing up to the federal government for seeking the due share in the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project, saying it was a step taken to ease the suffering of the poor people. “The poor provinces should get their due share in all development projects.”
“We are investing most of our funds in the education and health sectors in K-P,” he said. “Because providing best education and health facilities to the people of the province is our topmost priority.”
Further, Imran pointed out that despite facing hurdles in the government’s way to bring reforms in provincial health sector the people of K-P will see a real change within the next six months in public hospitals as those obstacles have been removed.
“I congratulate K-P CM Pervez Khattak, the National Logistics Cell (NLC) and DG Peshawar Development Authority (PDA) Hasan Saleem Wattoo for the construction of this mega bridge in a record time of six months,” Imran said while addressing the ceremony in Peshawar.
The flyover is constructed on Hayatabad-Jamrud Road with an estimated cost of Rs1.77 billion and the contract was awarded to NLC.
Although the construction of bridges are good for the society but the nations progress when their governments spend more on the human development instead of just building roads and bridges, the PTI chief claimed.