Action, not rhetoric
“Action, not rhetoric is what we believe in”...claims the government of the Punjab. It’s not just a claim but the GOP has proven it right time and over again. I was just scrolling through my facebook newsfeed and saw an amazing post by the official fan page of Mian Shehbaz Sharif the other day. Like many other firsts, it is another for the PML N leadership that it has introduced the culture of savings in the mega projects. For the first time in Pakistan’s history, billions have been saved so far for the millions of people like us. The money is being spent on other social sectors like health and education for the people like you and me. It is slap on the faces of those who criticize the government for introducing mega projects like Orange Line Metro Train.
Governments, usually, awards contracts to lowest bidder under the PPRA rules. For that matter, our government has amended the rules for the benefit of common man and gone extra mile and negotiated with the lowest bidders to ask for further savings unlike before in all mega projects. The list of savings is quite long but few of them can be mentioned here. 215 billion rupees have been saved in energy, transport and infrastructure projects of Federal and Punjab government and these resources are being spent on health, education and infrastructure projects. Baloki Power Project (1223 MW) saved 39.44 billion rupees, Bhikki Power Plant (1180MW) saved 37.21 billion rupees, in Orange Line Metro Train Project, total 78.50 billion rupees have been saved. Rs. 4.6 billion have been saved in Metro Bus System (Lahore, Rawalpindi and Multan) and the list goes on. It is just a glimpse of few projects.
It’s time to celebrate three years of public service, transparency, deliverance and progress towards better and prosperous Pakistan. I just pray that this process of serving mankind never ends and our generations will see better not new Pakistan because we don’t need a new Pakistan but we have to make it great and together we can. —Lahore