Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that time has come to change destiny of the nation and the country.
Addressing a function regarding inauguration of construction work of main power building of 1320 megawatt coal power plants on Friday, Shahbaz said that let us all forget our differences and unite, stop allegations, make service of the people our motto, start the process of building of the nation and the country through honesty, hard work and determination and write a new bright chapter of development and prosperity of the country, the dream of which is being seen by 20 crores people of Pakistan. He said that this is time to change darkness with light and by collective effort and wisdom we should move forward in this regard.
The Chief Minister said that today is an auspicious day and a glorious day with regard to eliminating the shortage of electricity in the country as construction work of main power building of coal power plants in Qadirabad, Sahiwal is being inaugurated and 1320 megawatts electricity through coal will be obtained from these plants. He said that these power plants are the first and the biggest project of generation of power from coal in Pakistan for which Chinese companies have made investment.
He said that investment of China in Pakistan is not merely investment but a splendid gift for Pakistan and the people of Pakistan cannot forget this great favour of China. He said that work has been started expeditiously on 1320 megawatt project in Sahiwal two and half months after the visit of Chinese President and such a moment has never been seen in the history of Pakistan when work has been started so speedily for the implementation of a project. He said there is no doubt that Pak-China friendship is higher than Himalayas, deeper than ocean, sweeter than honey and stronger than steel. He said that Sahiwal coal power projects are proof of this fact.
Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said that when Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif came into power the issue of energy was very serious. He said that Prime Minister worked very hard for the solution of this issue with the help of China and during the visit of Chinese President to Pakistan, China Pakistan Economic Corridor package of 43 billion dollar package was announced out of which 33 billion dollars is the Chinese investment for energy projects and does not include loan of even a single penny. He said that China could leave Pakistan and make investment in those countries where situation is very conducive for investment but it selected Pakistan which is a friend of China and we are deeply thankful to China.