Power load shed­ding can be tack­led in 2 years: Shah­baz

Pakistan Observer - - SPORTS - SALIM AHMED LA­HORE—

Pak­istan Mus­lim League- se­nior leader and exPun­jab Chief Min­is­ter Muham­mad Shah­baz Sharif has claimed that elec­tric­ity load shed­ding prob­lem can be tack­led within two years by fol­low­ing the model of com­mit­ment shown dur­ing the con­struc­tion of metro bus project.

While ad­dress­ing a gath­er­ing of busi­ness­men at a lo­cal ho­tel, Shah­baz said that metro bus project was com­pleted in record 11 months pe­riod at a cost of 30 bil­lion ru­pees through strong com­mit­ment, hard work, de­vo­tion and strong will. The PML-N, if voted to power will in­tro­duce com­pre­hen­sive pro­grammes for poverty al­le­vi­a­tion, cre­ation of job op­por­tu­ni­ties and pro­mo­tion of eco­nomic, in­dus­trial and trade ac­tiv­i­ties in the coun­try.

Among in­dus­tri­al­ists An­jum Nisar, Zahid As­lam, Qaiser Ah­mad Sheikh and Haji Inam Elahi Asar also spoke on the oc­ca­sion.

Shah­baz Sharif main­tained that the PPP-led gov- ern­ment caused great harm to the coun­try’s econ­omy through mas­sive cor­rup­tion and bad gov­er­nance. He said the coun­try’s ex­ports are de­clin­ing while IMF is not ready for giv­ing any pro­gramme. How­ever, he said the PMLN is de­ter­mined to face all the chal­lenges to re­vive the na­tional econ­omy. “If voted to power, the PML-N would change the coun­try by fol­low­ing re­forms agenda im­ple­mented in Pun­jab,” he said.

Shah­baz said that Pun­jab government pre­sented its three mega projects worth 36 bil­lion of ru­pees in­clud­ing metro bus project, lap top and so­lar lamp projects to Trans­parency In­ter­na­tional Pak­istan for judg­ing their trans­parency which when asked “Khan Sahib,” the then Deputy PM Ch. Per­vaiz Elahi and the then In­for­ma­tion Min­is­ter Qa­mar Zaman Kaira for proof of their al­le­ga­tions, made them speech­less be­cause they failed to re­spond.

The PML-N leader said they served the masses, dur­ing the last five years, with com­plete sin­cer­ity, ded­i­ca­tion and hon­esty, over which his heart and soul is satis- fied. He said Pak­istan Mus­lim League-N has pre­sented a rev­o­lu­tion­ary man­i­festo for gen­eral elec­tions, and we would field such can­di­dates who are im­bued with the spirit of na­tional ser­vice and they will achieve success dur­ing the elec­tions.

He said the PML-N would es­tab­lish new records of na­tional ser­vice, af­ter again coming into power, and trans­form Pak­istan into a coun­try as en­vi­sioned by Quaid-e-Azam and Al­lama Iqbal, un­der the dy­namic lead­er­ship of Muham­mad Nawaz Sharif.

Shah­baz said that devel­op­ment projects in Pun­jab are spread all over the province, as roads, fly­overs, new univer­si­ties, med­i­cal col­leges, hos­pi­tals and free medicines were pro­vided to the across the province.

He said Daan­ish schools are prov­ing qual­ity ed­u­ca­tion to have-nots while schol­ar­ships are be­ing ex­tended to de­serv­ing stu­dents through Ed­u­ca­tion En­dow­ment Fund.

He said our po­lit­i­cal op­po­nents who claim that devel­op­ment projects were car­ried out in La­hore dur­ing last five years live in fools’ par­adise.

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