Lahore : Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif has said that under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, the journey from darkness to light is about to be accomplished and time of eradication of darkness’s of two decades from the country is near.
He expressed these views while talking to a delegation of PML (N) which called on him, here today.
He said that the nation will always remember this grand achievement of PML-N and the historic role of Nawaz Sharif for transparent and speedy completion of Power projects will be written in golden words in the history.
Shahbaz Sharif said that energy projects are moving towards completion rapidly. He said that 1320 MW Sahiwal Coal Power Plant has been completed in a 22-month record period likewise Bhikki Gas Power Plant has also started generating electricity in a short span of time while Gas Power Plant of Haveli Bahadar Shah has started production of 760 MW of electricity in the first phase. He said that 400 MW power projects have also been completed in Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park Bahawalpur which is certainly a global record of completion of power projects.
The Chief Minister said that problem of energy had become very severe when the PML-N came into power. Corruption, poverty, unemployment and darkness are the gift of former corrupt rulers who rather than paying heed to overcome energy crises just filled their pockets and plundered national resources ruthlessly. Nandipur Power Plant was also victim of their greed. Had former rulers paid any attention to ending electricity crisis instead of looting resources; then perhaps the country may not have been in darkness. On one side there are former rulers who have plundered resources while on the other hand, there are people indulging in negative politics and are increasing difficulties of common man, he added. The nation will never forgive those who pushed the country towards gloom and those who are hurdling the way of prosperity. Those who pushed the country towards darkness are now trying to take credit of CPEC, he added. The vilest game of plundering national assets and destabilizing the economy of Pakistan in the name of sit-ins was played. Those who played brutal game with the fate of Pakistan can’t be the well-wisher of public rather they have proved themselves anti-public elements by increasing the problems of the people.
He said that historic billion dollars’economic package of China shows its confidence in the leadership and policies of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. The investment of 36 billion dollar’s is ongoing in energy projects. Under the unprecedented investment of China, power projects through coal, solar, hydel and other sources are being set up across the country and with their completion country is getting energy and with the end of energy crises, every town and village will be illuminated. Pakistan will become economically strong and will get its destination. By eliminating energy crisis, dreams of the people who are striking in darkness will be materialized and the closed doors of employment of jobs will also be opened.
He said that 3600 MW gas power plants which are result of visionary leadership of Nawaz Sharif are the intuition of long-term planning, splendid vision and political insightfulness of Prime Minister. He said that 168 billion rupees of the poor nation have been saved in these three projects and there is no example of such savings and transparency in projects in country’s history.
He said that these projects are hallmark of transparency, high quality and speedy completion also they will eliminate load shedding from Pakistan forever.