Govt to end loadshedding by 2017: Kh Asif
Federal Minister for Defense, Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif on Saturday an- nounced to end loadshedding till 2017 and said the government had chalked out a comprehen-sive plan in this regard.
“We are trying our level best to end loadshed- ding. Prime Minis-ter Muhammad Nawaz Sharif himself is monitoring the programme to end loadshedding till 2017,” he expressed these views while address- ing the laptop computera distribution ceremony at Government College Women University Sialkot (GCWUS).
He said before 2018 general election, his gov-ernment would be capable to end loadshedding from the country.
He congratulated the students for getting laptop computers from the government and said: “You are future of the country and you have to work hard for the prosperity of the country.” He stressed the need to change social behaviors and said: “We should adopt tolerance because education teaches us toler-ance.” As a politicians, he said, we put allegations on each others and it was a sin to level allegations on anybody. “I am strong believer of empowerment of women. If a woman economically empowers, society would grow auto-matically,” he said.
He said those governments which invested in education, actually they invested in future of na-tions. The minister said he had worked out a plan to expand the GCWUS like modern universities of the world, adding that the District Jail would be shifted to some other place and its six acre land would be given to the GCWUS, he added.
He said the government had established Khawja Safdar Medi- cation College and a proposal to set up coeducation uni-versity was also in pipeline. Dr Farhat Saleemi, VC GCWUS, in her wel- come address, thanked the guests and the Punjab government for distributing 767 laptop computers among the students. MPA Chaudhary Akraam, DCO Nadeem Sarwar, Ghulaam Sarwar Sipra, Director Colleges Gujranwala, and others were also present.—APP