Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Monday inaugurated the Orange Line Metro Bus service from Peshawar Morr to Islamabad, a few days after he took charge as the new premier.
The prime minister lamented the delay in completion of the project, which was launched by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government under Nawaz Sharif in 2017.
He said that the project was initiated in 2017 and was set to be made operational by 2018.
However, he said, the previous government had hindered this public transport project along with many others. The premier announced that commuters, who would use the bus service during the holy month of Ramadan, would not be charged any tickets. He said fifteen buses have been taken from the Punjab Metro Authority to run this service.
Addressing the inauguration ceremony, PM Shehbaz said that the former prime minister was panicking because he [Shehbaz] had been elected as the representative and would work at a pace that he was used to.
Addressing Imran Khan, the premier added, “You may be panicked due to the speed of work but the people have stopped panicking.”
The prime minister thanked China and Turkey for their contributions towards the public transit project.