JACOBABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday criticised the Sindh government for failing to provide basic facilities to the province and the people.
Addressing a public gathering here today, the premier said the Pakistan Peoples Party (PPP) government had not done enough to change the fate of the people in the district.
“I ask the Sindh government why no facilities have been given in the district. It is the same Jacobabad that existed 100 years ago and nothing has changed,” he said, adding that the Sindh govt could have built roads, schools, hospitals and provided clean drinking water to the people.
Nawaz also took the chance to praise his own party saying that before the arrival of PML-N in Sindh, the province was controlled by dacoits and his government in the 90s launched a massive crackdown to restore law and order.
“In 1991, when we came to power, we established peace in the villages of Sindh. Our first priority after coming to power has always been to restore peace in the country,” he added.
On the occasion, the premier announced Rs1 billion uplift projects for Jacobabad.
“I promise to give Rs1 billion to the people of Jacobabad to provide clean drinking water, improve road infrastructure, build hospitals and change their living conditions.”
He also announced a health card scheme and 100 power transformers, besides a modern vocational training institute for the women of the district.