ISLAMABAD ( Web News )
Federal Minister for Communication Murad Saeed says the present government is constructing highways and motorways on Build-Operate-Transfer basis instead of past practice of taking loans.
Talking to the media in Islamabad on Sunday, along with Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhry Fawad Hussain, he said PML-N government minted around one trillion rupees in awarding highways and motorways contracts, while PTI government saved billions of rupees by ensuring transparency in road infrastructure projects.
Murad Saeed said despite rise in the value of dollar and the cost of other construction material, PTI is constructing motorways and highways with over 400 million rupees per kilometre.
Speaking on the occasion, Chaudhry Fawad Hussain said PML-N has committed a massive corruption in the contracts of highways and motorways.
He said that when the PML-N government of the past was signing a contract of Lahore-Islamabad motorway and in the same year its leadership was busy in procuring expensive Avenfield properties in London.
Minister for Information and Broadcasting Chaudhary Fawad Hussain says the government completely believes in freedom of expression as it is fundamental and democratic right of all citizens.
Congratulating the elected office bearers of Hazara Journalists Association; he said a strong, independent and active media is imperative to strengthen democracy and promote democratic values.
He said the government is taking all possible steps for protection of rights of journalists and media workers.
He also expressed hope the elected body will play a vital role in presenting Pakistan soft image before the world and in resolving journalist community’s problems.