Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on Tuesday vowed to end electricity shortages at every cost,But it requires time.
Addressing lawmakers at the Punjab Assembly, the chief minister said all available resources were being utilized to eliminate load-shedding on war-footing.
“The country is facing complex issues and joint efforts by all political and non-political forces were required to tackle them”.
There would be no pardon for gas and electricity thieves, the chief minister said it was a worst crime and government would continue efforts to end gas and electricity theft.
He warned officials concerned abetting gas and electricity pilferage of stern action.
The chief minister said, rampant corruption, lust and criminal negligence had led Pakistan to the brink of disaster.
“Had previous governments adopted realistic policies, the country would have been be making tremendous progress today,” Shahbaz said.
The chief minister told the lawmakers that first plant of the Nandipur power project would become operational in April/May this year.
“The government had to spend additional Rs. 7 billion on the the project and 700 megawatt would soon be added to the national grid,” he added.
Shahbaz Sharif said no one could deny the importance of the Kalabagh dam but unfortunately the vital project had been politicized.
He said the government attaches high priority to unity among the provinces and initiating work on the project would be against national interest.