Shahbaz Sharif addresses loadshedding protesters

Hundreds demonstrate in Green Town.


Our Correspondent July 31, 2012

LAHORE:


Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif turned up at a protest against loadshedding on Madre Millat Road in Green Town here on Tuesday and blamed President Asif Zardari for lengthy power outages in the Punjab.


Addressing hundreds of protesters, the chief minister said that the federal government had left the citizens of the Punjab no choice but to come out onto the streets after depriving them of electricity for 18 hours a day.

He said that 700 megawatts of electricity that was rightly the Punjab’s share was being rerouted to other provinces. He appealed to the protesters to stay peaceful and not damage property.

PML-Nawaz MNA Naseer Bhutta said that the chief minister had made an unplanned appearance at the protest.

The MNA said that he had been scheduled to address the protest, but the chief minister had not been expected.

Bhutta said that the massive electricity shortage had led to an increase in crime while damaging industry and agriculture. He said that President Zardari was to blame for the shortage and he must call early elections to prevent the country from sliding into anarchy. He said that the president was pursuing personal interests rather than that of the masses.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 1st, 2012.

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Zeeshan | 8 years ago | Reply

All these people are part of crippled state which is taking its last breaths in terms of electricity, inflation insecurity corruption and much more....state apparatus has badly failed and finally masses has come to the roads to demand their rights....its important to have a genuine party who can lead them in positive direction....all actors of existing system cannot lead them because system within itself has lost the ability of improvement....So PMLN or PTI these just can be face changes which wont work now.....People want their rights now....You cannot silence them by false media propaganda that Strike is a bad thing or by police and lastly Army....All will vanish in ashes with people power....Time is approaching.....HUM DEKHAIN GEY JAB TAAJ UCHALAY JAYEN GEY:) Shahbaz sharif is same puppet of capitalistic system so how can they bring change????Its just a drama to satisfy peoples emotion which they cant now:)

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