HYDERABAD: State Minister for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali has said that all political parties should be united by setting aside their political differences to resolve the issues of internally Displaced Peoples (IDPs).
He was addressing a press conference here on Thursday.
“There are 600,000 IDP families sitting in open sky and waiting for help”, he said adding this is the time to extend all kinds of support to them rather doing politics on non-issues.
He said that Pak Army and ISI were fighting for Pakistan and its people and many of them sacrificed their lives in this fight.
“We have to extend all support to make them (Pak Army and ISI) strong to eliminate terrorism from the country”, the state minster said.
Due to better policies and decisions of PML-N-led government, the economy has witnessed better growth in the country during one year tenure of this government only, he said.
He said that Imran Khan was targeting the government only to give cover PTI-led government’s failure in KPK because they could not deliver to people there.
“We suggest Imran Khan to focus on the issue of KPK’s people and also do something there rather than doing politics”, he said.
Reply to a question, he said that the provincial government should not impose any kind of restriction on entry of IDPs rather they should develop the mechanism to register their entry.
Once the operation is ended, the IDPs from respective province should be repatriated safely, he said.
He said in press conference said that maximum efforts were being made to end load-shedding during Ifitar, Sehari and Tarvis hours.
“We cannot end load-shedding completely during holy month of Ramdan because of non-availability of infrastructure system supportive for maximum mega watts transmission”, he said.
The government is focusing on updating transmission lines system and new power plants which could help eliminate energy crisis in the country, he said.
Sindh government has to pay Rs.27 billion to distribution companies including HESCO but payment was not made as yet, he said adding that a committee was formed to resolve the issue of over-billing raised by Sindh government.
Besides, the distribution companies have to collect Rs.17 billion from private sectors and one and a half month is being extend to them to clear the pending payments, he said adding after this period, the connections would be disconnected.
He said that he would himself visit different villages in remote areas of Sindh to know their grievances including issue of over-billing during holy month of Ramdan.