Ahsan Iqbal says govt deliberately delayed Green Line Bus project
PM Imran to inaugurate project tomorrow, says Asad Umar
Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) Secretary General Ahsan Iqbal said on Thursday that the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf (PTI) government was taking the credit for the projects initiated during the last PML-N government, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.
He said that the completion of Karachi’s Green Line Bus project, which his party’s government had launched in 2016, and which was due to be completed in December, 2018, was delayed solely because of its connection to the PML-N. “The result was that people kept suffering. So much so that the project is going to be inaugurated now when only 20 days are left before the start of a new year,” he regretted.
He accused the government of subjecting him as well as other PML-N leaders to brutal torture today. “Rangers’ personnel beat up the party leaders and workers maliciously,” he said, adding one of the party workers was injured in the incident.
“The present government is getting that job done by the Rangers which the police are supposed to do,” Ahsan said, and called upon Pakistan Army to take notice of Ranger’s action since a serving army general headed the Force.
“But I am glad that PML-N had contributed to the project by launching it,” he added.
Meanwhile, talking to the media in Karachi, Federal Minister for Planning, Development Reforms and Special Initiatives Asad Umar said that Prime Minister Imran Khan would inaugurate Green Line Bus project tomorrow (December 10).
He asked PML-N leader Ahsan Iqbal not to associate himself as well as his party with the project by performing its ‘symbolic inauguration’.
“Its like Begani shadi men Abdullah Deewana’, he commented.
Speaking on the occasion, Sindh Governor Imran Ismael said that initially the buses would ply on a trial basis for 15 days, and the fare would be charged from December 25.
Reporters: Saud bin Murtaza, Habib Khan