MANSEHRA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday said he is on journey for Pakistan’s ‘progress and development’ and not for political campaigning.
He was addressing a rally after groundbreaking of Havelian-Thakot motorway. Prime Minister said the government has the agenda of country’s progress and not of sit-in protests.
On the occasion, the Prime Minister made several announcements for public’s relief including decision not to increase petroleum and electricity prices.
Prime Minister earlier on Thursday performed the ground breaking of the Havelian Thakot section of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in Mansehra.
The 120-kilometer long section will be completed in 42 months at a cost of Rs 133.98 billion, the PM Office said on Wednesday.
China’s Exim Bank will provide 90 percent funding for the project while the Government of Pakistan will share 10 percent of the cost.
The road will originate from Havelian and, after passing through Abbottabad, Mansehra, and Shinkiari, will end at Thakot.
To speed up the pace of work, the project is divided into three sub sections: Havelian-Abbottabad, Abbottabad-Mansehra, and Mansehra -Thakot.
The prime minister also inaugurated two gas supply projects in Mansehra.