State Minister for Water and Power Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali said on Sunday that the Pakistan Mulsim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government would change the country’s fate over the next four years.
“If the present government is allowed to complete its five-year constitutional tenure, we will steer the country towards a course of prosperity and development,” the minister said. He was addressing a ceremony at Sir Syed Town.
“The PML-N is the only true representative of the people of Pakistan. The government is fighting for the country on various fronts. We want to safeguard the interests of future generations by leaving them an enlightened, developed and prosperous country,” Ali said.
“Some anti-state forces are hatching conspiracies to destabilise the country. They are using under-hand tactics and instigating people to take out protest rallies and stage demonstrations,” he said.
“They want to pressure the democratic government. They are not aware that the people of Pakistan can see through their nefarious designs. We will foil all their conspiracies with the masses’ help,” he said.
Addressing the ceremony, MPA Mian Tahir Jameel said that the duration of loadshedding had decreased from 18 hours to eight hours due to the effective load management strategy evolved by the government.
“The previous governments did not do anything to end loadshedding. This has become a hurdle in our development. If the PML-N government is allowed to complete its tenure, it would overcome electricity and gas shortages in the country,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 29th, 2014.