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Discrimination should be ended with Punjab,Shahbaz Demands Federation

Lahore: Punjab Chief Minister, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has stressed upon the Council of Interests to discharge its responsibilities towards putting an end to tory and unjust attitude to Punjab with regard to loadshedding.
He was addressing a meeting of the Council presided over by Prime Minister Raja Pervaiz Ashraf in Islamabad today. During the meeting, the Chief Minister in the presence of the Chief Ministers of the four provinces and members of the Cabinet presented his stance for more than an hour on the basis of solid arguments and statistics regarding inequitable loadshedding in Punjab. He said that the discriminatory loadshedding in Punjab is not a provincial but a national issue and he could not remain a bystander while the economy of Punjab was being destroyed. He said that the people of whole country were equal Pakistanis and their joys and sorrows should be common. He said that Punjab set a noble example of national solidarity by sacrificing Rs.11 billion of its share for the approval of NFC award and he still felt that the country could only be transformed in accordance with the ideals of Quaid-e-Azam and Allama Iqbal if all its citizens were ready to share each other’s joys and sufferings in the larger interest of the nation. He said that the causes of shortage of energy are an open secret and he did not want to go into the shameful details of loot and plunders. However, as had been told 209 million rupees of the poor masses are wasted every year including those which are lost in the form of theft and lines losses.
The Chief Minister presented a resolution for the elimination of unjust loadshedding which was unanimously approved. He said that the loss which the economy of the country including Punjab has suffered due to the worst loadshedding during the last few years cannot be made up easily. He said that the people of Punjab ask why they are being especially subjected to loadshedding.

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