RAHIM YAR KHAN: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that load shedding will end in 2018.
Addressing a ceremony on the occasion of launching of PM's Health Programme in Punjab, he said the government is working to resolve the public issues on priority basis. He said every household would have prosper today if there were no challenges of terrorism, load shedding and economic instability.
He said the economy has been streghthed and international organizations are acknowledging Pakistan’s economic gains. Talking about ongoing operations against terrorists, he said security forces have gained major successes in war against terrorism.
He said work on various projects related to infrastructure and power are being implemented at full pace ensuring transparency and international standards. Prime Minister said PM's Health Programme is gradually being expanded to cover the entire country.
He said health of the poor is of prime concern to the Government and necessary resources would be allocated for the programme. He said the programme has already begun in many districts and today two hundred and fifty thousand families are being registered in Rahim Yar Khan.
Nawaz said the programme is directed at poorest of the poor who cannot afford medical treatment. He said it is duty of the government to take care of this segment of the society.
The Prime Minister regretted that in the past projects worth billions of rupees were announced that had no direct bearing on the common man. He said it is incumbent upon rulers to spend money on welfare of the people especially the disadvantaged ones.