Imran Khan inaugurates Havelian-Mansehra motorway section
Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday inaugurated the Havelian-Mansehra section of the Hazara Motorway project. The 39.3 km Havelian-Mansehra section of the118-km-long motorway project will reduce the travel time by up to 2.5 hours between Islamabad and Mansehra. The four-lane controlled access motorway is part of the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project and will serve as the main route for the commercial traffic between two countries. Briefing on his government activities, the prime minister said improving the health and education sectors was their prime focus. Referring to the recent opposition sit-in in the federal capital as “circus”, the premier said he had earlier predicted that all corrupt elements will unite under one banner and try to stop the accountability process.
“Those who feared arrest because of corrupt practices were on the container with the Maulana,” said the prime minister and added that the interests of opposition politicians and the interests of Pakistan are different. “Their effort was focused on pressurizing and blackmailing.” He was of the view that almost every other opposition leader including Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman Bilawal Bhutto and Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) President Shehbaz Sharif attended the protest “to save themselves from accountability”.
“The only purpose of this circus (JUI-F sit-in) was to raise a hue and cry to get relief in corruption cases,” said the premier. He also lamented as to how seminary students, who know nothing of the real purpose of the protest, were “used” in the sit-in.