October 24, 2019 at 5:23 pm
Chitral Times Report
ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Communications Murad Saeed said that National Highway Authority (NHA) would soon achieve target of increasing revenue upto Rs.100 billion proceeding towards self sufficiency, has increased its revenue by 52% during the first fiscal year. Heading towards self sufficiency, the Minister said that his Ministry did not get a single penny from the government during the first fiscal year and continued its projects within its on limited own resources. More Motorways would be constructed in the coming months and 1275 kms new roads would be built. Murad Saeed said that he was working hard to save every single penny of his Ministry and so far recovered Rs.10 billion within NHA. After 5 years, the NHA will be able to build Highways and Motorways with its own resources. This he said while speaking at a seminar titled “ Challenges to Enforcement on National Highways and Motorways” arranged by National Highways and Motorway Police the other day. All these achievements are on account of following merit and transparency in his Ministry and NHA. The present government had chosen a difficult task of making the country economically stable first which required hard work, selflessness and dedication, he added. Speaking about the recent government initiatives, he said, recently launched Kamyab Jawan Programme would provide jobs and business opportunities to millions of youth of the country. Likewise, the government has earmarked Rs.192 billion for the Ehsas Programme which reflected its seriousness towards the welfare of the common man of the country. Ehsas langar initiative is purely for the poor segments of the society, the Minister added. He said that the country’s exports had registered a significant increase while trade deficit and current account deficit had reduced which were all good signs for economic growth. Speaking about Moulana Fazalur Rahman’s protest call, Murad Saeed said that Fazalur Rahman while holding the office as the Chairman of the Kashmir Committee, he never ever said a single word in support of the Kashmiris of Indian Occupied Kashmir. Whenever government talked about giving opportunities to 2.5 million Madrisah children, Fazalur Rahman stoodup. Fazalur Rahman does not know why he is coming to Islamabad. He is coming only for Islamabad, not for Islam. IG NHMP, AD Khawaja while addressing the seminar said that the international organizations had declared NHMP as corruption free. Guest speaker Kamran Kayani and other distinguished guests also addressed the seminar.