The Punjab government on Sunday has inaugurated the Orange Line Metro Train (OLMT) – a China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) project in Lahore.
According to details, Chief Minister of Punjab (CM) Usman Buzdar has attended the inauguration ceremony while CPEC authority chairman Retired Lt Gen Asim Saleem Bajwa and Chinese delegation also participated in the ceremony.
Chief Minister while addressing the inaugural ceremony said CPEC will further strengthen Pak China bilateral relations.
He thanked the government of China for the support provided to acquire world class transport facilities to the people of Lahore.
Buzdar also invited Chinese companies and investors to invest in different sectors of the province.
PML-N Leaders’ Reaction
Meanwhile, the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) leaders have also expressed their happiness over the inauguration of the orange line train saying that the dream of party president Shehbaz Sharif has been fulfilled.
PMLN’s leader Ahsan Iqbal took to social media expressing his contentment over the launching of the project and said, “Pakistan launches its 1st world class mass transit project “Orange Line Lhe”
Pakistan launches its 1st world class mass transit project “Orange Line Lhe”. It was delayed by over 3 yrs, due to PTI litigation then work stopped to allow BRT Peshawar to be complete. Nations salutes its architects MSS, MNS & PMLN. Thank you China @CMShehbaz @zlj517 @CathayPak pic.twitter.com/KNw2pgamYg
— Ahsan Iqbal (@betterpakistan) October 25, 2020
He also criticised the incumbent government for the delayed launching .
“It was delayed by over 3 yrs, due to PTI litigation then work stopped to allow BRT Peshawar to be complete,” Iqbal added.
The party seniors Saad Rafique, Malik Pervez, Ayaz Sadiq and others cut the ribbon and distributed sweets to express their contentment. Special prayers were also offered for the success of the ‘PMLN-initiated’ project.