ATTOCK, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has urged the protesting parties to demonstrate patience and tolerance, and not create obstacles in the country’s development as the entire nation wants improvement in their lives.
In his address at the inaugural ceremony of a well of Oil and Gas Development Company Limited at Soghri in district Attock on Wednesday, the prime minister said that the incumbent government has demonstrated utmost patience and tolerance in the current political crisis, otherwise it was not difficult to get the roads cleared from the protestors.
The prime minister also stated in unequivocal terms that he will not resign on the desire of merely a few thousand people. He said that he has been elected by 180 million people, and the whole parliament and political parties today stand united for the continuation of system.
Sharif said that despite negative politics of certain elements, the government will continue its forward march for the welfare and development of the country.
The premier said that the government is giving foremost priority to elimination of load shedding from the country as it has chalked out programs which will end load shedding in the next three to four years.
Talking about the discovery of oil and gas well in Soghri, Sharif said that it will help save millions of dollars in foreign exchange besides mitigating the energy crisis.
Sharif further said that Attock has a great potential of oil and gas and directed that exploration should be expedited in the area to meet the growing energy requirements. He said that gas will be imported to meet the gas shortages.