(PM inaugurates Blue Line and Green Line Metro Bus Service in Islamabad)

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has assured to ensure complete transparency in the execution of public welfare projects.

Addressing a ceremony in connection with the inauguration of Blue Line and Green Line Metro Bus Service here in Islamabad on Thursday, he said directions have been issued to the relevant departments in this regard in order to save the money of this nation.

Stressing the need for timely completion of development projects, he said law will take its course in case of any negligence. He expressed the commitment to collectively steer the country out of immense challenges. He said Pakistan will definitely reach its development destination.

Expressing satisfaction over decrease in the prices of petroleum products in the international market, he said this will help bring down inflationary pressures currently faced by the people. He said a comprehensive plan is being worked out to shift tube wells, government buildings, hospitals, schools, buildings and households to the solar energy to rid the nation of the expensive electricity currently being produced from oil and gas.

Describing the launch of new transport service in the federal capital as an important step, he said this will benefit different segments of the society. He said this service should be kept free for one month. He said funds will also be provided for the signal free Islamabad expressway from Koral to Rawat.

In his remarks, Interior Minister Rana Sanaullah said that projects worth thirty billion rupees have been envisaged for the federal capital. He said the ground breaking of signal free Islamabad expressway from Koral to Rawat will be performed after Eid ul Azha whilst the coverage of Islamabad Safe City project will be enhanced from thirty to one hundred percent during the current fiscal year.

The Interior Minister said the transport service launched on Thursday will cater to the urban and rural population of the federal capital. He said Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has always given special importance to bring ease and comfort in the life of common man.

Giving details of other initiatives, the Interior Minister said that the salary of Islamabad police has been brought at par with that of Punjab police. Similarly, the FC has been made anti-riot force after amendments in certain rules to deal with miscreants and anarchists.

The Interior Minister said an outstanding amount of 1.22 billion rupees has been disbursed amongst the bereaved families of martyrs and those who died during service. Earlier, the Chairman Capital Development Authority (CDA) briefed the Prime Minister about the blue and green line transport service. He said a command and control center is also being established to manage the system of metro and other transport service in the capital.

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