Metro Bus : Priority of Shahbaz Sharif - Comparison



  • How can anyone justify spending such a big amount on Metro Bus when you compare it with other sectors?

    What is the priority of Shahbaz Sharif??

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  • These are election gimmicks, nothing else. A photo session opp. Imagine LDA giving adverts "Badla hai Punjab, badlain ge Pakistan".

    How much do you think this media campaign cost? These busses were on TV the whole day with Express giving a non-stop 3 hour coverage. Obviously national exchequer took a hit again.

    But he is free to do what he wants to, its his right to struggle.



  • Political difference aside, development in any area should be appreciated.

    All City mayors and Nazims should learn from Shahbaz Sharif.

    I applaud for a wonderful project in Lahore City and congratulate to the people of Lahore City for this facility.



  • پچیس ہزار مزدور تقریبآ گیارہ مہنے تک اس پروجیکٹ کی وجہ سے برسر روزگار رہے اور ان ڈائریکٹ روزگار اس کے علاوہ تھا ، ایک لاکھ افراد روزانہ اس پر سفر کریں گے اور اگلے سات سال میں اس پروجیکٹ پر لگنے والا سرمایا پورا ہوجاۓ گا ..

    جو سیاسی پارٹیاں عوامی حمایت سے الیکشن جیت کر اقتدار میں آتی ہیں ان کو اس بات کا بھی حق ہوتا کے اپنے ترقیاتی کاموں یاں گڈ گورنس کی بنیاد پر اگلے الیکشن میں عوام کے سامنے جائیں ، سیاسی پارٹیاں خان صاحب کی طرح بیکاٹ اور الزامات کی سیاست پر یقین نہیں رکھتی ہوتی اور نہ اس بات کی پروا کرتی ہیں کہ یہ ہوگا تو الیکشن لڑیں گے یہ نہ ہوا تو الیکشن نہیں لڑیں ، وو گھوڑا بھی ہے میدان بھی ہے کہ فارمولے پر یقین رکھتے ہوے اور اپنے زور بازوں، اپنے ووٹرز پر بھروسہ کرتے ہوے اور اپنی پچھلی پانچ سال کی کارکردگی کو بنیاد بناتے ہوے خم ٹھونک کر میدان میں آتی ہیں..



  • Mega projects like MBS are one time expenses only unlike developmental budgets for sectors like transportation, health, education, energy etc. which are recurring expenses and are allocated every year. If you calculate the aggregate figures for 5 years for each of these sectors then this comparison would become irrelevant.

    Its like someone comparing the cost of Bhasha Dam ($ 15 billion) with the total exports of Pakistan for the year 2012 which is around $ 30 billion and arguing it should not be built as it would cost us half of our exports for an year.

    Mega projects always cost more to build but their return on investment are guaranteed and can be recovered in a few years time after their inauguration.



  • A total of 45 buses have been imported from Turkey which will be driven by Turkish drivers on a single track in Lahore.



  • Its a good project, not a bad one, transit systems are required but there are other more important things required.

    The budget on all of Punjabs health, education and water individually is lesser to the one consumed by this project.

    So why?

    Coz its an election campaign. And that totals it for me.



  • people like those CMs (Qaim ali shah,raisani,haider khan hoti) who didnt initiate even a single mega project,but they criticize SS .May be metro bus service is too costly but consider the fact it is long running project..You must praise him as he id doing something(think on something) in comparison to other including federal and other governments which are doing nothing..if SS is doing it for election campaign then what are you doing ptians ,you are also doing same just criticizing SS forgetting all the others as you know PMLn is your major opponent.You may say it election campaign but project is not bad one,it is start of better transport in punjab



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  • کہتے ہیں میٹرو بس پراجکٹ پر تیس ارب روپیہ خرچ کر دیا گیا

    ارے عقلمندو ، ہم تو ہر سال حج اور قربانی کے فریضہ پر

    تیس ارب روپیہ خرچ دینے والے ہیں

    کیا بات کرتے ہو؟

    خاص ہے ترکیب میں قوم رسول ہاشمی



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  • @Sulaiman: Metro Bus isn't one-time expense. Rs. 1 billion subsidy would be given each month for this project, making Rs. 12 billion per year. How you justify that?

    Turk Company is taking Rs. 19,000 from Punjab Govt. for a one-time 27-km route for each bus. How would you justify that?

    Add to this cost, the day to day maintenance cost of the track as well. The life of the buses is 10 years only.

    Metro Bus is a project like if you are living in a "jhonpary" and buying 40" LCD TV.

    Like I said, we have to see at the priorities. As you said "Mega projects always cost more to build but their return on investment are guaranteed and can be recovered in a few years time after their inauguration"

    We want that Mega Project to be Education and not Metro Bus. The return on investment in Education will be huge and much more than Metro Bus.

    Also Bhasha Dam would be providing electricity to whole Pakistan not only Lahore. You can't compare Bhasha dam with Metro bus.

    Or lets say why not spend in energy sector which is the cruial crisis effecting whole of the Punjab. Why only allocate Rs.10 Billion for that? Why not spend Rs.40 billion on energy sector?



  • @ xainahmed

    اس قسم کے معتصب بیانات اور حقایق ، فکٹس اینڈ فگرز اس وقت بھی دیے گے تھے جب نواز شریف نے موٹر وے پرجیکٹ شروع اور پھر مکمل کیا تھا ، آج پندرہ سال بعد وو بھی موٹر وے کو استمعال کر رہے ہیں جو اس کے سب سے بڑے ناقد تھے ..

    لاہور والے پرجیکٹ کی کاسٹ تقریبآ سات سال میں پوری ہوجاۓ گی ، ایک لاکھ لوگ اس میں روزانہ سفر کریں گے ، ڈائریکٹ یاں ان ڈائریکٹ ہزاروں لوگوں کو اس سے روزگار ملے گا تو کسی کو کیا تکلیف....؟

    باقی تعلیم اور صحت کے شعبے کو بھی پس پیش نہیں کیا جاسکتا ، لیکن اگر آپ نون لیگ کے تعصب کی عینک اتار کر دیکھیں تو آپ کو پتا چلے گا کہ آپ اس حقیقت سے آنکھیں چرا رہیں کے پنجاب حکومت نے پیچلھے پانچ سال میں صحت کا بجٹ گیارہ ارب سے ستر ارب کیا ہے ...

    عقل ہوے تان سوچا ہی سوچا

    عقل نیں تے موجاں ہی موجاں



  • I would only share this to all here. A BBC Reporter once asked Nelson Mandela: "In your Opinion, What is the difference between a politician and leader?"

    Nelson Mandela replied: "A politician is one who thinks about next elections but a leader is one who thinks about next generation"



  • @xainahmed

    According to Nelson Mandela, where to put people like IK who donot think at all? For this we probably have to consult Siddiqi Bahi.



  • @MK Siddiqi: This project is totally different from motorway. Motorway goes through all Punjab. So whole of the Punjab benefits from it. How can you compare Motorway with Metro Bus which only benefits Lahore?

    And I think you should check your figures about Punjab Health budget. For 2012-13:

    The recurring expenditure is Rs.35 billion and developmental budget is Rs.16.5 billion according to Punjab Govt. Website. Which 70 billion are you talking about?



  • @ xainahmed

    but a leader is one who thinks about next generation"

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    بھائی صاحب

    یہ میٹرو منصوبہ تو ہے ہی اگلی جنریشن کا منصوبہ تو ثابت ہوا کون لیڈر ہے اور کون سیاست دان ...؟

    باقی جب بات نیلسن منڈیلا کے فرمودات پر آجاۓ تو پھر صلح کر لینا ہی بہتر ہے

    (امید ہے آپ نے دوسری جنگ اعظیم کے دوران ہونے والا یہ صلح والا واقعہ ضرور سنا ہوگا اور ہماری اوپر والی بات آپ کے سر سے نہیں گزرے گی )



  • @ mango mam

    شکر کریں جناب کسی نے نیلسن منڈیلا سے سونامی کے بارے میں نہیں پوچھا ..

    ^^^wink^^wink^^^wink



  • @MK Siddiqi: Yes agreed. Metro bus is for next generation of Lahore by keeping the rest of the generation in Punjab uneducated and without health care. :)