No un­sched­uled power outage dur­ing Ra­mazan

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL - OUR COR­RE­SPON­DENT

GU­JRAN­WALA—State Min­is­ter for Wa­ter and Power Abid Sher Ali said that there will be no un­sched­uled load shed­ding dur­ing Ra­mazan. He said that an en­quiry has been launched to probe over billing mat­ter of mil­lions of ru­pee in Gu­jran­wala re­gion. He added that PTI Chief Im­ran Khan of­fer­ing only a SHOs level pol­i­tics.

Be­fore ask­ing ques­tions about in­come of Nawaz Sharif, he should first clar­ify his own po­si­tion about seven mil­lion dol­lars of Shoukat Khanam Hospi­tal. NAB and FIA should also take ac­tion against Im­ran Khan for re­ceiv­ing profit on do­na­tions. He was talk­ing to the me­dia dur­ing his visit to Gepco Head­quar­ters Gu­jran­wala. Abid Sher Ali said Sheikh Rasheed is a men­tal case, some time past he ap­proached Nawaz Sharif for his come­back to PML-N and af­ter fail­ing, he started lev­el­ing al­le­ga­tions against the govern­ment.

He should got mar­riage for his men­tal re­dres­sal soon. He said PTI had failed to ful­fill its prom­ise of mak­ing a new Khy­ber Pakhtunkhwa and PTI was do­ing noth­ing ex­cept stag­ing protests and sit-ins.

He claimed that the PML-N govern­ment was work­ing to bring about real change in coun­try. It was spread­ing a net­work of roads and mo­tor­ways and launch­ing a num­ber of de­vel­op­ment projects, he added. Min­is­ter said dur­ing month of Ra­mazan there will be only six hours load shed­ding in ur­ban ar­eas, eight hours in ru­ral and in­dus­trial ar­eas while un­sched­uled load shed­ding would not be tol­er­ated. He said cam­paign against de­fault­ers has been started and elec­tric­ity con­nec­tions of com­mis­sioner Gu­jran­wala and var­i­ous par­lia­men­tar­i­ans have been got dis­con­nected due to non­pay­ment. He said Gepco of­fi­cers have got reg­is­tered 111 elec­tric­ity theft cases while ac­tion from po­lice is very slow for which he per­son­ally will met with IG po­lice for a quick ac­tion against elec­tric­ity theft.

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