Nawaz Sharif achievements for Pakistan during his tenure as PM
IRNA - Islamic Republic News Agency
By: IRNA bureau in Islamabad
Islamabad, Aug 2, IRNA -- Former Pakistani PM Nawaz Sharif despite his disqualification by the Supreme Court, has had some achievements during his four years tenure and his party will continue with the same policies and try to complete the half done projects by 2018 elections.
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz with Nawaz Sharif as Prime Minister came into power after winning the election of 2013 with a huge majority.
This was the third time Nawaz Sharif became Prime Minister of Pakistan. He served until July 28, 2107 when Supreme Court of Pakistan disqualified him to hold any public office.
The PML-N government with Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as new Prime Minister in office has still one year to complete its parliamentary term. Although Nawaz Sharif is not the prime minister any more, his party PML-N will remain as the ruling party and the newly elected PM Shahid Khaqan Abbasi is also from the ruling party.
When PML-N came into power, Pakistan was facing acute power shortage with long hours of load shedding across Pakistan.
Nawaz Sharif after assuming the office immediately started different energy projects to overcome the power crisis.
After four years of the PML-N, many power projects have been completed and some are in final stages and are expected to be completed next year before general elections in the country.
Though Pakistan is still facing power shortage but the hours of load shedding have been reduced considerably.
Pakistan and Qatar signed a multi-billion dollar liquefied natural gas (LNG) deal in 2016. Under the $16 billion deal, Qatar will sell LNG to Pakistan for 16 years to meet domestic energy requirements.
The security situation has also improved in the country during PML-N government. Four years back Pakistan was facing extreme form of terrorism with attacks almost every week in different cities of the country.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif gave special attention to the security and with successful anti terrorism policy people are feeling much more secure.
Pakistan and China signed China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) on 2013 but the project has seen progress in the tenure of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif.
CPEC is a collection of infrastructure projects that are currently under construction throughout Pakistan. Originally valued at $46 billion, the value of CPEC projects is now worth $ 62 billion.
CPEC is intended to rapidly modernize Pakistani infrastructure and strengthen its economy by the construction of some modern transportation networks, numerous energy projects, and special economic zones.
The government of PML-N initiated different road projects across Pakistan. Many projects have already been completed whereas some are expected to be completed next year.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has also tried his best to develop strong ties with neighboring states.
Despite efforts there are still some problems in foreign policy, but the PML-N as the ruling party with Shahid Khaqan Abbasi as Prime Minister is expected to overcome the problems and also complete the half done projects.
PML-N even after the disqualification of former Prime Minister Nawaz Shairf is still in a good position to win the next general elections in the country.
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