PM Shehbaz directs authorities concerned to take immediate steps for making the shut-down power plants functional
LAHORE ( Web News )
Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has directed the authorities concerned to take immediate steps for making the shut-down power plants functional.
He issued the direction while chairing an important meeting in Lahore on Sunday, to discuss steps to resolve the ongoing energy crises and load-shedding in the country.
The Prime Minister sought a report entailing clear reasons of the load-shedding in the country. He also directed for resolution of the issues of provinces regarding provision of drinking water and agriculture facilities on priority basis.
The Indus River System Authority was asked to take an independent decision in this regard after mutual consultation of the provinces. Minister for Planning, Development and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal Chaudhry, Minister for Power Engineer Khurram Dastagir Khan, Minister of State for Petroleum Senator Dr. Musadik Masood Malik and other officials were present on the occasion.
Meanwhile Prime Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif chaired a high-level meeting in Lahore on Sunday, on law and order situation in Punjab.
The Prime Minister was given a detailed briefing on the law and order situation in the province.
The Prime Minister directed the police officials not to allow any kind of pressure to hinder them from discharging their professional responsibilities and ensure safety of lives and property of people.
He assured that substantial funds would be provided to police to enhance their capacity to deal with the modern challenges. The Prime Minister said poor performance and sluggishness will not be tolerated. The meeting was attended by Deputy Speaker Punjab Assembly Sardar Mir Dost Muhammad Mazari, Chief Secretary Punjab Kamran Ali Afzal, IG Punjab Police Rao Sardar Ali Khan and other officials.