Prime Minister Imran Khan Saturday said that difficult phase in the economic revival period was over as the encouraging results from government’s efforts in the economic sector have started emerging. In a meeting with political leaders and representatives of civil society here, the prime minister further said that international community also acknowledged the effective strategy of the government. The prime minister said contrary to other countries of the region, Pakistan’s economy after Covid 19 pandemic, had recovered with unprecedented use of cement which also indicated that construction sector was booming. The meeting was attended by Punjab Chief Minister Sardar Usman Buzdar, Nadeem Afzal Chan and spokesperson for Punjab government Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, PM office media wing in a press release said. Expressing his satisfaction at development works in Hafizabad, the prime minister said, about Rs66 million were distributed among the deserving in the district under Ehsaas programme. The foundation stone was also laid for the construction of district hospital that would provide best treatment, he added. The prime minster further said that Punjab government did well to contain Covid 19 pandemic despite huge population. Meanwhile, Minister for Aviation, Ghulam Sarwar Khan on Saturday said price hike and unemployment were the real challenges to the incumbent government of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and not the Pakistan Democratic Movement (PDM). Addressing a rally at Dhoke Imam Din’s Union Council Kalyal, Rawalpindi after inaugurating multi millions development projects, he said, opposition’s grand alliance (PDM) Pakistan Democratic Movement posing no threat to the government as the member parties were like a bunch of used and obsolete cartridges. They should be ashamed of themselves. PDM leadership should answer the last 35 years loot and plunder of country. The minister inaugurated Rs 30.20 million sui gas supply projects in Dhoke Mera, Bilal Colony, Kashmir Colony and Satti Town areas, saying serving peoples was his topmost priority. He has no personal agenda and only believes in serving the people selflessly and continue to do so without any discrimination. He said a Community Centre would also be constructed in the area for serving the people. While a water supply scheme with the allocation of Rs 440 million would also be initiated for the benefit of the areas people, he added. Criticising past elected leadership of the area, he said they even did not know the exact location and number of union councils. He would continue serving his supporters and opponents without any discrimination, he said. Sarwar urged the people to support PTI for prosperous and powerful Pakistan. Criticising former Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, he said Nawaz remained prime minister thrice but was ousted from power corridors due to his deeds. The whole Sharif family was thief. They left the country each time after inking agreement. According to Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) Chairman, Bilawal Bhutto Zardari, the speech of Nawaz Sharif in Gujranwala rally was his personal views. He said he was astonished to listen that opposition was not sincere with each other. Nawaz had left the country in December 2000 after tendering apology and inking 10-year self-exile agreement with former President Pervez Musharraf. Member Provincial Assembly from PP-12 Chaudhry Wasiq Qayyum also attended the meeting.