ISLAMABAD - Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz leader and former Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday said that national interest should be priority, instead of political interest of different parties.

Talking to a private news channel, he said that PML-N-led govt was trying to give maximum relief to masses as they were pushing hard to overcome crises left by the PTI government.

He said that previous govt of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) wasted 4 years in blatantly lying about the energy issues, and had not worked to build LNG terminals while signing costly agreements. Moreover, the former PM said, the government was looking in reducing hours of markets’ operation and mulling to close them earlier.  He also said that 21,000MW electricity was being produced, however, he stressed that more electricity production was required to meet the national demand.