PM Nawaz says govt focused on ending power crisis

PM Nawaz says govt focused on ending power crisis

FAISALABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said the power crisis was one of the major problems facing Pakistan.
Speaking to media on Monday, he said that his government’s attention was completely focused on resolving the power crisis.
The premier said that he would not give any deadline to end load shedding but he said that power outages could be reduced through curbing electricity theft.
The prime minister, who met traders during his visit to Faisalabad and listened to their problems, said that exemplary punishment would be given to electricity thieves.
Nawaz Sharif said that corrupt elements would be given harsh punishment, adding that his government would not adopt double standards.
PM Nawaz further said the Chinese government wanted to set up a power plant in Pakistan in collaboration with his government to end load shedding.
The prime minister said that he had issued directions to end power outages during Sehr and Iftar but it was due to dilapidated system that caused load shedding.

He said that power thieves were Pakistan’s enemies and his government would not tolerate unscrupulous elements.

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