Surplus electricity to be available from 2018: Abid Sher

FAISALABAD, Pakistan: The State Minister for Water and Power Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali on Saturday said that Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government would not only end load-shedding this year but surplus electricity would also be available from the next year.

Talking to the media during his visit to Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (FESCO) Headquarters in Faisalabad, he said that a number of projects had been initiated in the energy sector. He said that completion of these projects would not only help to end load-shedding by the end of current year but extra generated electricity would be used for expediting pace of national progress and prosperity.

Responding to a question, the state minister said that the PML-N had accepted the verdict of Supreme Court in Panama Case in letter and spirit and its leaders would also appear before the joint investigation team (JIT) when and where they would be called.

The minister said that we had presented accounts of three generation before the Court. He said that the PML-N critics should have also presented themselves for accountability if they believed that they were not corrupt.

Abid Sher Ali said that there had been many corruption charges against Asif Ali Zardari for years who allegedly minted money and gathered assets of billions of rupees. He said that the cases of Dr Asim, Sharjeel Memon, Ayyan Ali, Muzaffar Tappi, etc. were all about Asif Ali Zardari.

Similarly, he said that statements of Dr Zulfiqar Mirza and Uzair Baloch also made Zardari’s corruption clear. He questioned why his name was not in Exit Control List (ECL).

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Referring to Arslan Case the state minister said that now they were teaching lesson of ethics to the PML-N.

The state minister advised Aitzaz Ahsan to clear the position of his wife about allegations of corruption in LPG quota and then teach law to others. He said that all parties including Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) should have appeared before the JIT if they still had any complaints against the PML-N.

Moreover, he said that the PML-N government under the dynamic leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, was striving for public welfare and betterment. In this connection, various development projects had been launched which would improve the life standard of the masses, he said.

The minister said that the people would reap the fruits of these projects soon, and asked them to reject all those elements who were creating hindrance in national progress and prosperity.


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