By Muhammad Luqman
Pakistan’s Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has said that the South Asian nation has been able to overcome the shortage of electricity for next 15 years besides addressing the gas crisis for consumers across the country.
“ Besides energy, we are also improving infrastructure. Sialkot Airport is the successful Greenfield project,” he said while inaugurating the international terminal at Sialkot Airport in the north-east Pakistan’s Sialkot town.
Premier Abbasi said, unlike other unsuccessful greenfield airports in the world, the Sialkot International Airport was continuously being expanded with favourable outcomes.
He said that opening of international terminal at the airport would prove a significant milestone not only for the city, but for entire country.
A greenfield airport is a new airport constructed at an undeveloped site in contrast to the brownfield project where the already operational infrastructure is modified or upgraded.
Abbasi lauded the funding and patience of the business community of Sialkot that made this project a reality.
He mentioned that the businessmen of Faisalabad also showed keen interest in establishment of a similar airport in their locality, to which he assured them full support of the government.
Abbasi expressed satisfaction over the completion of several development projects in Sialkot and adjoining areas.
He said the National Highway Authority was completing projects worth Rs 200 billion in north-east Punjab.
The PM said the government completed the power generation projects of 10,000 mega watts and added that reduction in rates of electricity and gas was also under consideration.
He regretted that several attempts were made in last four years to spread anarchy in the country, however the government moved on undeterred and only focused on completion of development work.