2020 to be an era of prosperity for Pakistan: PM Khan
Pind Dadan Khan: Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan said on Thursday that Pakistan has been blessed with fertile land, gold/ copper reserves and declared that the nation is set to witness an era of development and prosperity in 2020, according to news sources. He also appealed to the nation to support the government’s fight against corruption.
He said that the government is set on a path to economic stability and that the national currency is getting stronger as exports, remittances, and investments are increasing.
The PM said that 114-kilometre Jalalpur Canal will be built at an estimated cost of PKR 32.7 billion and will facilitate over 400,000 individuals residing in some 80 villages of the Jehlum and Khushab districts. This canal will bring 172,000 acres of cultivable land under irrigation.
He lauded the Chief Minister (CM) of Punjab Sardar Usman Buzdar for finalizing this project. The PM said that he was aware of the difficulties faced by the people due to the unavailability of drinkable water, and resolved to tackle them.
CM Buzdar said that the project will take five years to complete and will have 20 water storage ponds, 30 distributaries, and 17 drinking outlets.