End to terrorism, extremism necessary for national uplift, Karachi operation to continue: Nawaz Sharif

Karachi: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said end to terrorism and extremism in necessary for the progress and prosperity of Pakistan and the government is taking all-out efforts in this regard.

Addressing a ceremony to distribute export performance awards at Karachi Chambers of Commerce and Industry (KCCI) here Friday, he said it is heartening to see that traders are determined to play their role in the national progress. He said Karachi is the economic capital and heart of Pakistan and the government if seriously focusing on it. He said foreign people avoid visiting our country due to law and order concerns. He said the government would continue operation in the city till ending lawlessness here. He said Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) is an important political party and it has a role in the city.

He said the government wants to launch many projects but it faced the issue of fund shortage. He said the government has decided to put PIA on path of progress and a competent person Captain Azeem is assigned this task. He said in coming 8 to 10 years new projects of 21000mw electricity would be set up. He said at Bin Qasim 26-mw projects would be established. He said we would work on 10 projects in Thar with the assistance of China. He said our economic focus is not on next 3 years but the next 25 years.

Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said the meeting of Economic Advisory Council would be held soon and traders would also give their input in these meetings. He said we want to discuss economic issues not in Dubai but in Islamabad. He said the government is taking steps to end energy crisis. He said during last eight months and problem of load shedding has decreased to some extent. H said three projects of 3300 megawatts are in different phases of completion. He said in coming days some 1400megawatts electricity would come into the system. He said work on Karachi-Lahore Motorway would start soon. He thanked Sindh chief minister Syed Qaim Ali Shah for his cooperation and said if Qaim Ali Shah continued inviting him to visit Sindh province the situation would go improved.

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