Govt to end load­shed­ding by 2017: Kh Asif

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - SIALKOT—

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

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