Lahore:Senior Advisor to Chief Minister Punjab, Senator Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa has expressed serious concern over terrible increase in loadshedding in the province of Punjab. He said that, as a result of prolonged loadshedding, people of Punjab are getting perturbed and restless.
He expressed these views while presiding over a special meeting of cabinet committee on loadshedding management emergency, held at 90 – Shahrah-r-Quai-e-Azam, today. The meeting was attended by Advisor Raja Ashfaq Sarwar, Secretaries of Energy, I&C, Housing & Public Health Engineering, Home, Finance, Information, Irrigation Departments, AIG Operations, Director Local Government & Community Development, Chief Executive Officer Punjab Power Development Company and other concerned officers were also present. Senator Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa said that, due to poor planning and incompetence of federal government, the duration of loadshedding in the cities and village of Punjab has reached upto 14 to 22 hours daily, as a result of which people are strongly protesting and its responsibility falls entirely on the federal government. He said that loadshedding, especially at the times of Sehri and Iftar, has made the life of fasting people miserable.
Senator Sardar Zulfiqar Ali Khan Khosa ordered the police authorities present in the meeting to chalk out a well-coordinated strategy to safeguard public property as well as persuade demonstrators to hold their agitation in a peaceful manner. The meeting was informed that as a result of prolonged loadshedding, the seasonal workers have been deprived of their livelihood, due to which many problems are resulting.