Lahore:Provincial Minister for Zakat & Ushr, Malik Nadeem Kamran has directed the Town Municipal Administrations throughout the province to ensure provision of potable water to the citizens uninterruptedly. He further directed that existing generators and motors should be checked and kept in working conditions. He warned that strict action would be taken in case of any negligence or lethargy.
He said this while presiding over a meeting of Cabinet Committee for Loadshedding Management Emergency, here today. Secretary Housing & Public Health Engineering, Additional Secretary Home, Additional Secretary Information, Additional Secretary Irrigation, AIG Operations, Additional Secretary Energy, Director Local Government & Community Development, CEO Punjab Power Development Company and other concerned officers were also present on the occasion.
Malik Nadeem Kamran expressed his serious concern over the discriminatory attitude being meted out to Punjab by the Federal Government with regard to increasing trend in the period of ongoing loadshedding in the province. He said that due to agonizing loadshedding, the trend of violence is increasing among the people. The meeting also reviewed various steps with regard to minimizing period of loadshedding.
A report was presented in the meeting according to which 13-15 peaceful protest are being reported against loadshedding daily, upon which, Provincial Minister directed police to keep a vigilant eye on law and order situation and no one would be allowed to take law in hand throughout the province. Regarding production of electricity, the Minister was informed that due to the climatic change in the monsoon, there are less rains and the level of water at Mangla and Terbela Dams is low. However, due to melting of snow on mountains, the situation is likely to improve by September 15, 2012.