LAHORE, (Muzaffargarh.City – 18th May, 2018 ) :Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif said on Friday that rule of law should be accepted by all and sundry because supremacy of the constitution and law was portrayal of civilized societies.
“Whether it’s NAB or any other institution, justice and accountability should be held across-the-board and if it’s not done so then the same may not be termed as justice or accountability. We have saved Rs.
70 billion in orange line metro train project. It is the prerogative of the NAB to dig out corruption but it should also speak up about this nation’s billions of rupees saved by us. NAB may not certify us but it should pay tributes to the people of Punjab who have chosen such a government that has broken the 70 years deadlock and conducted G2G tendering,” he added.
Talking to media men after the inauguration of surgical tower at Mayo Hospital, the Chief Minister said surgical tower contained 16 operation theaters along with a 100-bedded burn unit where patients would be examined through the most modern machine.
Similarly, he said, CT scan, MRI and ultrasound machines were installed in investigative department. He said, a new world of facilities was provided and it could be compared with Aga Khan Hospital.
However, he said, a hospital of such standards was not available in the public sector. Replying to a question, the Chief Minister said Imran Niazi made tall claims about improving healthcare facilities in KPK but practically done nothing.
Infact, he said, he had ruined the KPK and while no new hospital was built there, the two hospitals working for the last two decades had not been upgraded as well. “We have made a wonderful hospital in Swat after floods and modern hospitals have also been established in Punjab having all the latest medical facilities.
Multan Kidney Center, Recep Tayyip Erdogan Hospital Muzaffargarh, PKLI and a latest hospital in Okara are important milestones of our performance,” he said. Shehbaz Sharif said the company gave the minimum bid of 2.1 billion Dollars in orange line metro train project and according to PPRA rules, it should have had been assigned the task but they talked with them and cost of the project was further minimized from 2.1 billion dollars to 1.47 billion dollars.
This way, he said, Rs 70 billion were saved. To another question, the Chief Minister said Imran Niazi leveled allegation against him with regard to Chinese company Yabaite in Multan metro bus project.
“I request the Chairman NAB to tell the reality of this claim to the nation. If I am accused then I should be barred from the elections. If I am not a criminal then the one who leveled allegation should have to be held accountable,” he added.