by Muhammad Saleem
LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid-e-Azam senior central leader Chaudhry Parvez Elahi has castigated the government for wasting billions of rupees of the public money on a string of energy projects.
He also said, “There should too be an operation on the pattern of Karachi in the Punjab … Everything will become clear after this operation and those who have looted the public money will be brought to book.”
He told reporters at the Muslim League House after chairing a party meeting on Thursday. “Electricity is not produced by making misleading announcements and installing income yielding plants, the rulers should not waste hard earned money of the nation, admission of generation of only 18 megawatts of electricity after spending billions of rupees on projects is quite shameful, whereas a 100-megawatt power plant run by furnace oil costing Rs 10 billion produces 85 megawatts of electricity.”
He then accused Shahbaz Sharif of being “a foe of farmers, doctors, nurses, hospitals and Rescue 1122”. He also posed a question to claimants of saving of billions of rupees from the Nandipur and solar projects as to where the money went. “Their claims and inefficiencies are regrettable indeed, if loss is incurred because of wrong project. The wrong-doer will be guilty? Whosoever he may be? And they are habitual liars sitting under the Minar-e-Pakistan with a fan … .”
The meeting also drew in Chaudhry Zaheeruddin Khan, Mian Imran Masood, Khwaja Waqar Masood, Engineer Shehzad Elahi, Bao Rizwan, Riaz Asghar Chaudhry, Qari Salim, Tanvir Azam Cheema, Omar Hayat, Mian Munir and Qazi Ehsanul Haq.
Source: Business Recorder