- CM says people voted for his party to overcome energy crisis and eliminate corruption and terrorism
Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the people expressed their confidence in the leadership of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz in general elections due to which the party achieved a historic success.
He said that the people laid a heavy responsibility on the PML-N by giving it the mandate to overcome energy crisis and eliminate corruption and terrorism. He said that PML-N will come up to the expectations of the people and they will not be disappointed. He said that PML-N government led by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif is striving to steer the country out of problems and its sincere and strenuous efforts will be fruitful and Pakistan will emerge as a strong country. He said that destiny of the poor people can be changed and all problems can be overcome by adopting the golden principle of honesty, commitment and hard work. Shahbaz Sharif said that lawmakers should participate in the budget session to represent the people and submit useful proposals.
He was addressing a meeting of provincial parliamentary party of the PML-N at the Chief Minister’s Office on Friday. Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan, Raja Ashfaq Sarwar and Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman also spoke on this occasion.
Planning and Development Chairman and finance secretary gave briefings on features of the budget. The CM said that formal rulers through their loot and corruption brought the country and its economy to the verge of bankruptcy and disaster while the nation was put into worst darkness. He said that the formal government showed criminal negligence towards overcoming energy crisis and put the future of 180 million people of Pakistan at stake due to its greed and lust for money. He said it is unfortunate that when the country was immersed in darkness, the machinery of Nandipur power project kept rusting at Karachi Port for three years. He said that the present government revived this dead project through its commitment and determination and it has started producing 100 megawatt electricity within a short period of only seven months. He said that an additional sum of 27 billion rupees of the hard earned money of the poor masses had to be spent on 450 megawatts Nandipur Power Project. Shahbaz said that immediately after taking over power, the PML-N government realized the seriousness of the issue of shortage of electricity and started making efforts to resolve energy crisis.
He said that foundation stone of the projects for generation of electricity from coal has been laid at Port Qasim, Sahiwal and Gidani while work is speedily in progress over Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park in Bahawalpur. He said that China has allocated a huge sum of 20 billion dollars for power generation projects of 20,000 megawatts. He said that Chinese leadership has expressed full confidence in Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and given the gift of historic investment package of $32 billion for the next seven years and every effort will have to be made for fully benefiting from this package. He said that excellent team work has been shown during last one year which has yielded positive results and the same commitment will be shown in future as well to move forward.