Pakistan Muslim League President Senator Chaudhry Shujat Hussain has presented a simple formula to end the ongoing electricity load shedding in the country.
He said that remaining power plants are either closed or producing less electricity against their installed capacity for want to resources to meet oil and other requirements for the power plants.
Ch Shujat Hussain said that under the NFC Award, provinces are to get another total amount of Rs 50 billion during the remaining three months of the current financial year. He said if the Federation deducts this amount for the remaining three months and allocate the same amount to the power plants then there is no reason why electricity load shedding is not fully eliminated in cities and its duration also reduced in the rural areas considerably.
He said if the Provincial Governments cooperate with the Federation then this problem can easily be solved in this manner.
Continuing, Ch Shujat Hussain said that success of this simple formula depends of the large heartedness and positive thinking of all the Chief Ministers of the provinces. He said as a result of this, mills would start working again, unemployment would be reduced to a great extent, protesting workers would restart working on their machines and national economy would start getting better and growing.
The PML president said that a full-fledged campaign should be launched against incidents of power thefts and it should be enforced forcefully so that honest electricity consumers are not unnecessarily over-burdened and their bills are reduced adding that this would be a step in the right direction and go a long way in improving the national economy.
In reply to a question, he said that PML (N) protest rally is wrong and unjustified adding that we are the well-wishers of the people and allies of the government that is why we are giving this advice to the Government because this could lead to eliminate electricity load shedding.
Earlier, Omar Sibghatuillah Rashdi MNA son of Pir Pagaro Sibghatullah Rashdi along with Makhdoom Ali Akbar called on Ch Shujat Hussain and Ch Pervaiz Elahi at their residence. On this occasion, former Federal Health Minister Naseer Khan and former Punjab Education Minister Mian Imran Masood were also present.