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Opening of Lowari tunnel happiest moment in four years: Nawaz

He was addressing a public gathering at the southern portal of the Lowari tunnel after inaugurating it on Thursday afternoon. The prime minister said when he came to power in 2013 he was told by the NHA that over Rs26 billion would be needed for the completion of the Lowari tunnel work on which was started in 2005. He said he directed the NHA to complete the tunnel without any further delay saying the government would provide even 100 billion for the completion of the project. He said the PML-N government has so far spent Rs21 billion on the tunnel and completed 98 per cent work on the project. Now the people of Chitral would have an all-weather connectivity with other parts of the country. The prime minister said MNA Shahzada Iftikharudin was the only candidate of Musharraf in the 2013 election to win a seat all over Pakistan. He said Iftikharudin had been planning to join the PML-N since his elections but he advised him to continue working for the betterment of the people of Chitral Nawaz Sharif said on the request of MNA Iftikharudin, natural gas plants would be installed at Booni, Mastuj, Mulkhow and Garam Chashma in Chitral. He also announced to supply natural gas to upper Dir district. The prime minister on the occasion ridiculed his opposition for what he said begging Hus resignation. He said instead of claiming to make a new Pakistan the PTI should have created a new Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He said his government had launched development projects in Chitral and other parts of KP.]]>

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