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They will keep protesting and we will keep progressing: PM

They will keep protesting and we will keep progressing: PM

After a ceremony on Saturday in Shergarh, Okara, to kick off the wheat harvesting season, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said his critics will not slow him down in his quest to bring progress to the country.

"I am announcing a Rs50 billion project for the provision of gas to a hundred villages in this area," the premier told a gathering of farmers and local political leaders.

The prime minister also announced the allocation of Rs50 billion for local bodies in the region and a train station for Shergarh if the railways minister approved the same.

"Those who have been trying to hinder the progress of this government have never thought about the nation. One should ask them if they even thought about building motorways and developing the infrastructure of the country," he said in a swipe at his critics.

"Our opponents are trying to pull us down because they know how we are helping farmers and they cannot compete with us," he said.

"They know that if we keep working the way we are, they have no chance [to be elected] in 2018."

"They will keep protesting and we will keep progressing," the prime minister added.

While welcoming Abdul Razaq Niazi back to PML-N after his brief hiatus from the political party, the prime minister said: "Once I make friends, I make them forever."

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