According to state-run Radio Pakistan, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif lay the groundwork for road projects in Sharqpur, district Sheikhupura, on Saturday.
These projects include a 19-kilometer-long Lahore bypass that connects Kala Shah Kaku to the Lahore-Karachi Motorway, as well as the development of the Lahore-Karachi Motorway to Sigian Road and the Main Ravi Bridge.
Esaan Sharqpur Interchange at Abdul Hakim Motorway is also included.
In his remarks during the occasion, the Prime Minister stated that the previous government did not initiate any development projects and pushed the country into darkness.
He hoped that the country would not have to seek assistance from the International Monetary Fund in the future.
The PM further stated that the extension of the Lahore-Karachi Motorway up to Sigian Road and the Main Ravi Bridge will help with traffic in Lahore.
“This will save fuel and create jobs,” the Prime Minister remarked.
He stated that the metro bus route from Shahdra to Kala Shah Kaku will be extended.
“Approximately Rs 50 billion will be spent on these development projects,” the Prime Minister added.