Pakistan

HYDERABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday announced several development projects, including transport and health, worth millions of rupees for the people of Hyderabad.

The prime minister was addressing a workers convention when he said that Prime Minister’s Health Card programme will be launched in Hyderabad to facilitate the deprived segments of the district. He said survey will be conducted in the district and very soon the programme will be kicked off.

He also announced to establish a new airport of international standard, besides a metro bus service project in Hyderabad. The PM announced Rs 500 million for the development of the district.

He added that a university will be established in Hyderabad for which foundation stone will be laid very soon.

Nawaz Sharif thanked the people of Hyderabad for according him a warm welcome and said that the same enthusiasm was visible in all parts of the country.

Why motorways were not built during the tenure of Musharf and PPP’s government, the PM questioned while slamming the rivals.

He added that Karachi-to-Hyderabad motorway is under construction that will connect the city to Sukkur and Sukkur to Multan.

The prime minister and the accompanying PML-N leaders were presented the traditional Sindhi ajrakand topi (cap) by the workers.

Traders in the city had also made a gold ‘crown’ for the prime minister.