LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that a huge sum of Rs112 billion has been saved by setting a great example of transparency in the 3600-megawatt gas-based projects and it is sanguine that these projects have been completed in a record period of time. He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N), here today.
The electricity produced by the gas-based projects is being provided to the consumers cheaply and it is important to note that the projects have been completed with a speed and transparency that have no match in the 70 year history of Pakistan, he said. He added that the world has acknowledged the achievements of PML-N for the eradication of energy crisis from the country. He said that the 1320-megawatt Sahiwal Coal Power Plant has been completed in a record period of 22 months only, which is a very short span of time.
The chief minister said that the incumbent government has spent national resources on public welfare in a very transparent manner. Contrary to that, the past rulers have set records of corruption in their tenures, he said. He said that when the PML-N came into power, the energy crisis was turned into a chaotic situation in the country and the darkness of load-shedding, poverty and unemployment are gifts of past rulers’ corruption.
He concluded by saying that the PML-N government has succeeded in the court of people by fulfilling the commitments promised in the election of 2013 and it will also achieve success in the election of 2018 with a new vision of public service.
CM CONDOLES DEATHS DUE TO ROOF COLLAPSE:
Meanwhile, the CM has expressed a deep sense of sorrow and grief over the death of seven people due to the collapse of roof at Khar, headquarters office of Bajore Agency. The chief minister expressed heartfelt sympathies and condolences to the bereaved families and prayed for the early recovery of the injured.