LAHORE – Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the gang of Ali Baba and Forty Thieves has brought the country of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal to its knees but the people are gearing up to teach a lesson to the corrupt rulers in the forthcoming general elections.
The chief minister said while talking to the delegations of people and PML-N workers from Green Town, Township and other adjoining areas at his Tent Office on Monday.
Shahbaz Sharif said as result of oppressing loadshedding the industrial and the agricultural sectors of Punjab including agriculture and other sectors had been devastated rendering lakhs jobless. He said an agonising loadshedding even during Sehr and Iftar was going on, but the rulers were unmoved.
The chief minister said that bribe worth billions of rupees was gobbled up in rental power projects, whereas highhandedness was being committed against the Punjab by handing over the earnings of profit-giving companies of Punjab to those companies which are going in loss. He said people had become mental patient because of painful loadshedding. He lamented that two projects at Chicho ki Malyian and Nandi Pur aimed at generating 900 megawatt of electricity could not be made operational because of incompetence and corruption of the federal government and the machinery imported for installation of these projects was lying in Karachi for over one and an half years while the Chinese company had gone back home.
He pointed out that these projects had cost Rs 70 billion, but they were still un-operational and now in order reactivate them an amount of Rs 20 billion more would be needed whereas two more years would be lost.
Later, the CM heard the problems of the delegations and issued on the spot instructions for their solution.
MNA Naseer Ahmed Bhutta, MPA Ramzan Siddique Bhatti, Commissioner Lahore, District Coordination Officer Lahore, Director General LDA, Managing Director WASA and other senior officers were present on the occasion.
Shahbaz Sharif directed assembly members to pay regular visit to Ramazan Bazaars to monitor the provision of quality items of food at subsidised rate and arrange removal of water in collaboration with Wasa authorities in case of rain.
The chief minister was talking to assembly members and senior officers of district administration while presiding over a high level meeting at Arfa Karim Software Technology Park, on Monday. On the complaint of the members the CM directed Wasa to immediately purchase 20 new generators. He also ordered establishment of Ramazaan Bazars in Northern Lahore.
Also, Punjab Chief Shahbaz Sharif said the politics of PML-N was founded on service to the masses and when this party was in power in the Centre, Pakistan made tremendous economic development and became nuclear power. He said PML-N Quaid Nawaz Sharif would be brought into power once again to achieve development and prosperity of the country and the nation. He was addressing office bearers and workers of Muslim League-N belonging to District Kasur, here Monday. Advisor Raja Ashfaq Sarwar was also present.
The chief minister said the party workers who faced imprisonment during the dictatorial era were the precious asset and their proposals with regard to strengthening the party and public welfare projects would be welcomed. He also gave approval to various development schemes for district Kasur.