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imageLAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif Tuesday said the Pakistan Muslim League-N government had put the country in the right direction during two and a half years under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif.

According to handout, talking to members National Assembly from various districts here, he said that compared to 2013, Pakistan today was moving towards progress and prosperity.

The Chief Minister said that every effort of the government was diverted towards improvement in the living standard of the masses.

He said that all possible measures were being taken for the achievement of development targets and early elimination of energy crisis so that economy could be strengthened.

He said that work was being carried out expeditiously on power projects.

Shehbaz Sharif said that China had proved to be a sincere and reliable friend of Pakistan by giving a historic package of 46 billion dollars under China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.

He said that under China Pak Economic Corridor, a huge sum of Rs 36 billion dollars had been allocated for energy projects.

He said the elements which staged sit-ins last year hindered the projects of national development and progress, however, masses had rejected these enemies of progress and prosperity in bye-elections and local bodies' elections.

The CM said that Pakistan was unable to afford politics of protest and it was time for unity and harmony, adding that those who staged useless sit-ins should give up their negative attitude in the interest of the country.

Shehbaz Sharif said the PML-N was implementing its agenda of public service and provision of basic amenities to the citizens in accordance with its manifesto.

He said that every penny of public money was being spent only on projects of progress and prosperity of the people.

He said the government was determined to make up the time of the nation wasted due to purposeless sit-ins.

He expressed the determination that the goal of national progress and prosperity would be achieved through hard work.

He said that poverty, ignorance, unemployment and load- shedding would be eliminated from the country and Pakistan would be transformed in accordance with the vision of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal.

Assembly Members while speaking on the occasion, said the Punjab government led by Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif had taken historic measures for the development of the province.

They also congratulated Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif over the agreement regarding provision of funds by China for Lahore Orange Line Metro Train Project.

The elected representatives who met the Chief Minister included Tehmina Daultana, Sardar Irfan Dogar and Nawabzada Mazhar Ali. Member Provincial Assembly Mansha Ullah Butt was also present on the occasion.

Copyright APP (Associated Press of Pakistan), 2015