PM Shehbaz Sharif orders restoration of shut power plants

Premier wants peaceful and clean Punjab

Published: 01:34 AM, 4 Jul, 2022
PM Shehbaz Sharif orders restoration of shut power plants
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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered the restoration of dysfunctional power plants, 24NewsHD TV channel reported Sunday.

Presiding over a meeting on the energy crisis in Lahore, the premier sought a report on load-shedding and reasons for doing so. 

He directed quarter concerns to resolve the issues related to drinking water supply, and agricultural facilities, and IRSA should take decisions in consultation with the provinces.

The government’s foremost priority is to pull the country out of the economic crisis, the PM said adding that he would work day and night to make the country a prosperous state.

The PM expressed gratitude to China for financial aid, he said adding that Pakistan has gotten rid of the difficult time.

He said that the previous government ruined the country’s economy and violated the IMF agreement.

He blamed the power crisis on the previous government.

Law and order 

Presiding over a meeting on law and order in Punjab, he directed the police officials not to allow any kind of pressure to hinder them from discharging their professional responsibilities and ensure the safety of lives and property of people.

He assured that substantial funds would be provided to police to enhance their capacity to deal with the modern challenges. The Prime Minister said poor performance and sluggishness will not be tolerated.

Eid cleanliness 

The PM also chaired a meeting on preparations for Eidul Azha and the cleanliness campaign during the Eid days.

The prime minister was given a detailed briefing regarding the arrangements for cleanliness in Punjab during Eidul Azha.

He instructed the officials to keep the machinery for cleaning operational during round-the-clock shifts and ensure the process to lift animal waste from the doorsteps of the people.

Keeping in view the convenience of the people, animal purchase centers should be established and hygienic conditions should be ensured at these places so that the public could be saved from epidemics including coronavirus and dengue, he added.

He further instructed that a shuttle service should be operated to facilitate the people visiting animal markets and protective measures against the coronavirus should also be taken.