FAISALABAD/BHAKKAR: PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi slammed the PTI Chairman Imran Khan over his alleged anti-parliament remarks, daring his party to resign from the assemblies and dissolve them.

“No one in past has cursed the parliament,” he recalled, stating that the politics of his party head Nawaz Sharif is based on decency. PM Abbasi asked the people to decide whether they want to follow the message of love or that of curse.

PM Abbasi mocked that there were less number of listeners in the Mall Road protest. Without naming anyone, he criticised the political rivals in the opposition parties who appeared united in the Lahore protest.

The PTI chief had stood by his remarks related to parliament saying that “laanath” is a mild word to use for parliament where the law passed in the House for a disqualified person.


Inauguration of Faisalabad Airport Expansion Project


The premier inaugurated the expansion project of Faisalabad International Airport on Saturday while accompanying the Adviser to PM on Aviation Affairs Sardar Mehtab Ahmed Khan, Minister for Health Saira Afzal Tarar, Federal Minister for Finance Rana Muhammad Afzal and Minister of State for Power Abid Sher Ali. The senior officials of the Civil Aviation Authority (CAA) were also joined by him in the inaugural ceremony took place.

Costing Rs 1.5 billion, the project has been completed by CAA. It has expanded the covered area of the airport from 36,000 square feet to 73,000 square feet.

The handling capacity of domestic passengers has been increased to 200 local and 400 international passengers. Twelve new facilitation counters have been established for international travellers while four for the domestic travellers.

He told that the vision of ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) is to deliver public welfare. He noted that the PML-N government has executed several development projects including around 1,800 kilometers long motorways, either completed or in final phase, during the last five years.