SIALKOT - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that a comprehensive strategy will be evolved in consultation with major Chambers of Commerce and Industry to cope with electricity crisis in Punjab.The chief minister also announced the establishment of Sialkot Development Authority (SDA), journalists’ colony and another labour colony at Sialkot following the press demand of the business and journalists communities.Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif made the announcement while addressing an important meeting of the business community at Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) after distributing laptops among brilliant students. SCCI President Naeem Anwar Qureshi, MNA Khwaja Muhammad Asif and the representatives of Sialkot’s all main trade bodies were also present on the occasion.Shahbaz Sharif pointed out that the global importance of Sialkot warranted the need for the establishment of a development authority and he announced the Sialkot Development Authority (SDA) for the socioeconomic and human development of Sialkot.The CM also announced provision of as many as 50 air-conditioned public transport buses (to be imported from China) for launching modern transport service in the district under the public private partnership.He also announced colonies for journalists at all the districts in Punjab, saying that the initiative would be started with the establishment of a journalists’ colony in Sialkot.On the occasion, he also assured that all hurdles would be removed from the way of early start of much delayed construction of building of Khwaja Muhammad Safdar Medical College. The chief minister also claimed that Khawaja Muhammad Safdar Road and main Sialkot-Eimanabad Road would be converted into dual carriageway under a phased-wise programme.Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif welcomed the offer of Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) regarding the establishment of 50 megawatts coal-fired power generation plant at Sialkot to steer the local industry out of the persisting energy crisis. He also assured the business community of cooperation and assistance for the project. The CM stressed that the leading chambers of commerce and industries including the Sialkot Chamber of Commerce and Industry (SCCI) should set up their own power generation plants through the utilization of their own resources. The CM also offered 15 to 20 percent sharing equity on behalf of the Punjab government in the projects.He also assured the Sialkot business community of funds allocation to the tune of Rs500 million in the upcoming budget for the development of Sialkot.The CM also urged the Sialkot business community to promote the use of alternative sources of energy, saying that power could be produced from the proper use of sludge of sugarcanes in all the 75 sugar mills across the country.Shahbaz Sharif strongly criticized the federal government and alleged that the Centre was still targeting Punjab through the unabated tormenting loadshedding of electricity. “Punjab is still targeted despite the clear directions of Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani issued during the national energy conference recently held at Lahore,” the CM pointed out. The chief minister said that Punjab had suffered great financial and economic losses amounting to more than Rs300 billion during the last year due to what “he called” unending forced loadshedding.He again urged the Centre to ensure equal loadshedding of electricity across the country, saying that there should be equal loadshedding of power instead of only targeting the Punjab.Earlier, addressing the participants of largely attended laptops distribution ceremony held at Govt Allama Iqbal College for Women, the Punjab chief minister demanded the federal government to carry out a transparent probe into the Bhoja Airline plane crash tragedy and ensure to bring the inquiry report before the nation.Shahbaz Sharif said that the judicial commission constituted to probe plane crash was “less judicial and more commission.”The CM stated that the students were the future and the wealth of the nation and they should develop a module for national prosperity in true means. He said that the students had full potential to pull the country out from the persisting crises.The chief minister alleged that “Ali Baba and 40 thieves” had ruined the national economy, besides, weakening the country in every aspect, making Pakistan isolated in the international community. “They are the plunderers, they are the killers of the aspirations of the people”, he claimed.The PML-N will never let the masses pass through the needle hole due to the mounted corruption and “wrongdoings” of the corrupt rulers,” the CM alleged and added that Zardari and his followers were looting the national exchequer with complete impunity.He said that people should awake now to oust the “Ali Baba and 40 thieves Group” from power. Later, the CM distributed laptops among brilliant students and laid the foundation stone of Govt Fatima Jinnah Women University. He also inaugurated the project of Sialkot Bypass near Oora here.