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Shahbaz vows to end Thana, Patwari culture

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LAHORE: The Punjab chief minister-elect Shahbaz Sharif on Thursday vowed to end the “Thanas and Patwari” culture in Punjab by 2014, adding that he will never hurt the confidence of the people and work hard for the progress and prosperity of the masses.

In his maiden address to the house after being elected as CM Punjab, Shahbaz said that he will end electricity load shedding and steer the province out of the darkness, saying that load shedding has destroyed the agricultural as well as industrial sectors.

The newly elected CM Punjab said the circular debt amounting of 500 billion rupees can be overcome by checking the electricity theft of 207 billion rupees annually.

Shahbaz said this has also affected our exports and foreign exchange reserves have dwindled to 5 to 6 billion dollars‚ which is an alarming situation. Therefore‚ all the resources will have to be utilized to end the menace on war footing.

He assured that his government will explore all possible sources including coal to generate electricity and will also complete the pending power projects including Nandipur and Chichu Ki Malyan on priority basis.

The chief miniter-elect said his government will give solar powered tube wells to the small farmers to increase the agriculture yield.

He said new educational institutes will be established to promote quality education in the province. He said providing education to every child is the mission of his government.

Meanwhile, he thanked the members for reposing confidence in him and said he will take the House as well as the opposition along on all matters of national importance.

Asad Haroon
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