Free & fair elections to ensure progress of country: PM Abbasi

09:28 PM | 13 May, 2018
Free & fair elections to ensure progress of country: PM Abbasi
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LAHORE - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the PML (N) government has fulfilled all promises made with the business community.

He was addressing an "Achievement Awards" ceremony in Lahore held under the aegis of Lahore Chamber of Commerce and Industry (LCCI) on Sunday.

He said that exports will have to be boosted for the progress of country's economy and overall progress and prosperity of the nation.

The premier said that it is a challenge for the business community to enhance country's exports. He urged the industrialists and businessmen to set higher export targets.

He assured that government will provide all possible incentives to the business community for the growth of economy. He said that paying of taxes is our national obligation as money so collected is utilized to run the country and launch development and welfare schemes.

Highlighting the achievements of PML-N government, he said that several new power and gas projects have been completed to overcome load shedding. We have completed 1700-km long motorways in various parts of the country and more are being constructed, he added.

Prime Minister Abbasi said the general elections will be held in July and holding of free and fair elections will ensure progress of the country.

He said that Pakistan's progress depends only on the strengthening of democracy and rule of law.

Later, the prime minister distributed awards among the outstanding businessmen and industrialists.