LAHORE: People of the provincial capital have high hopes from the new Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, for elimination of energy crisis, fuel shortage, unemployment and militancy in the country.
People from all walks of life are hopeful that the new democratic government would address all issues,especially power and fuel shortage that have badly hit common man as well as the national economy.
“Unscheduled load-shedding of 10 hours daily has adversely affected our lives,besides creating water shortage and halting commercial activities.We are hopeful that PML-N government would minimize this long duration unscheduled load shedding”.
These sentiments were expressed by a number of people while talking to APP on Wednesday.
They reminded that resolving energy crisis was”main slogan” of PML-N in pre-elections campaign and therefore this issue merits top priority.
Muhammad Usman, a resident of Shadbagh said,”We are hopeful PML-N would provide us jobs and we all pray for a strong government this time”. He hoped the incoming government would work to improve national economy and create more job opportunities for youth.
Tariq, Majeed, Nasir, Talha, Shafiq and some other students hoped that “stable Pakistan” would be the first preference of PML-N chief. “At the same time, Nawaz Sharif should focus on education and health”, they expressed.
They commented that PML-N government in Punjab worked for the welfare of
students during its last tenure, and hoped that the party would continue its policy of encouraging students.
Some traders at Shah Alam Market noted with appreciation that stock market has already shown positive signs and hoped that once the law and order is improved foreign investment would return to motherland.
They prayed for the success of new democratic regime in the larger interest of the country.