LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that no power on earth can stop his protest against cruel and worst loadshedding in the history of Punjab and the discriminatory treatment being meted out to the province.
Shahbaz Sharif said that he cannot leave the people alone who are being victimised through 12 to 20 hours of loadshedding. The CM noted that the ruling clique, living in the palaces of Islamabad is displaying the worst kind of insensitivity with regard to miserable condition of the people, however, he warned, this situation cannot persist for long.
The chief minister said that the electorate has the right to ask public representatives of Punjab, who are part of the ruling coalition, as to why they are not questioning the cruel and discriminating attitude being meted out to the people of Punjab with regard to loadshedding. How these representatives will face the people in the coming general elections, the CM wondered. Meanwhile, Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif said that government was mulling provision of solar energy to the primary schools.
He directed the department concerned to hold negotiations with DFID for installation of solar panels in primary schools. Referring to energy crisis, the CM said that loadshedding had affected every sector of human life in the province. Shahbaz Sharif said this while presiding over a high-level meeting held to review the implementation of education reforms roadmap in the schools of Punjab at his Tent Office, Minar-e-Pakistan Tuesday. British educationist Sir Michal Barber, Education Minister Mian Mujtaba Shujaur Rehman, among other persons concerned were also present.
Addressing the meeting, the CM said that the Punjab government was implementing an effective policy in collaboration with World Bank, DFID, and CIDA, to spread the light of knowledge in every nook and corner of the province. He expressed satisfaction over the progress and results yielded by Punjab School Reforms Roadmap and the steps taken to impart quality education to the students throughout Punjab.
While counting education top priority of the government, the CM said revolutionary steps were being taken for raising the standard of education as well as to bring about overall improvement in this sector.