Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif is reported to have rejected a summary providing for two weekly holidays apparently in reaction to Federal Government not heeding to the recommendations of two energy conferences held in the Punjab metropolis during the last month. The major demand of these conferences was that Punjab should be treated on par with other provinces as far as electricity and gas loadshedding was concerned that had crippled majority of industrial units and making tens of thousands of workers jobless. Punjab government’s argument is that the luxury of two weekly holidays is affordable only in such countries where majority of the population has jobs and the per capita income is respectable. It can be further argued that another off day would adversely affect the already crumbling economy. The only option left for the Punjab government is to initiate smaller energy projects that would require minimal investment and would be commissioned in a short period of time. Expecting the Federal government to come to its rescue would be useless. Therefore, it is up to the provincial setup to take the first step in the right direction.