Metro Bus Project would inflict losses of Rs 3 billion : Imran Khan


ISLAMABAD: Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan on Thursday said the Metro Bus Project would inflict losses of Rs 3 billion per annum to national exchequer.


Addressing representatives of local bodies, he said the money which should have been spent on education and agriculture was being allocated for Metro Bus project. He said the government considers the Metro Bus project a solution to every problem.

He said the PTI emerged as “actual opposition party” after its sit-in, which he said created awareness among the people.

“Opposition has a key role in democracy, and it was PTI’s role as the opposition party that led to decrease in petroleum and power prices,” he said.

The PTI chairman said the PML-N and PPP made collusion in the name of Charter of Democracy and it was due to this agreement that rigging was carried out in the 2013 general election.

He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif was acting like Mughal-e-Azam while the government’s claims of progress and development were confined to advertisement.

“Farmers had to bear the brunt of government’s policy. The prevailing government also failed to curb theft of electricity,” Imran Khan said.