Each penny of our kitty is a public trust: PM

Islamabad:,,, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that we have embarked upon the road to progress and the projects initiated by our government will usher our country into an era of prosperity.

These projects will not only create millions of job opportunities in the country but also raise the living standard of our people. Prime Minister said this while presiding over a meeting to finalize the PSDP allocation for financial year 2014-15 in PM House.

Prime Minister told the participants that each penny of in our kitty is a public trust and emphasized upon efficient use of public money.

The meeting was attended by Minister Finance Mr. Ishaq Dar, Minister Planning Mr. Ahsan Iqbal, Mr. Hamza Shahbaz MNA, Capt ® Safdar MNA and senior officials of the concerned ministries.

Prime Minister was given a detailed briefing on the PSDP projects included in the next financial year budget.

PM was told that each project, whether small, medium or large has been evaluated with reference to cost, importance, priority and time frame.

PM directed that the initiation of work on Lahore- Karachi Motorway be expedited. He was told that the work on this project will be started by end of current year.

The meeting approved the allocation for Construction of Diamer Bhasha Dam (4500 MW), Dasu Hydro Power Project (2160 MW), Construction of Faisalabad – Khanewal M-4 Motorway 57 km and Rawalpindi-Islamabad Metro Bus project.

The meeting also discussed and approved the initiatives of Feasibility study for Construction of New Rail Link from Islamabad to Muzaffarabad via Murree, Feasibility study for construction of New Rail Link from Havelian to Pak China Border, Feasibility Study to Connect Gawadar with Karachi through rail, Approach Roads to New Islamabad International Airport, New Gawadar International Airport project, Jetty and Infrastructure development at Gaddani, Gawadar Port Economic Free Zone project and Pak-China Technical & Vocational Institute at Gawadar and Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park at Lal Sohnra Park Phase-II (600 MW).

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