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Load shedding compels CM to mix-up with people

Lahore:Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif presided over a meeting to review the law and order situation in the province at his tent office set up at Minar-e-Pakistan. Provincial Minister for Law Rana Sanaullah Khan, Members National and Provincial Assembly, Chief Secretary, Inspector General Police, Secretary Home, Addl. IG Special Branch, CCPO Lahore and other officers concerned attended the meeting. The meeting reviewed the energy crisis and the situation arising due to public protest.
Addressing the meeting, Shahbaz Sharif said that protracted load-shedding has made the life of the people miserable. He said that due to worst load-shedding, labourers, farmers and common man are on streets. He said that it is right of the people to raise their voice about the problems being faced by them but the damage should not be caused to the public properties during protest. He said that public properties are our assets and their protection is our national responsibility. The Chief Minister directed the administration to advise the people to remain peaceful during protest. He said that Ulema, labour leaders and influential persons of the society should motivate the people to avoid violence during protest. He said that water crisis has risen due to shortage of electricity which has added the problems of the peoples. He said that immediate steps are needed to overcome the problems of the people so that their protest might not convert to any serious situation. He directed Inspector General Police and Home Secretary to send special teams in Faisalabad, Multan, Sahiwal, Vehari, Kasur and other cities and take special measures for the protection of public properties.
Inspector General Police Haji Habib-ur-Rehman informed the meeting regarding the law and order situation in the province whereas Secretary Energy Jehanzeb Khan about the load-shedding and short fall of electricity.

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