FAISALABAD: Former law minister Rana Sanaullah Khan said on Saturday the government was resolved to eliminate electricity load shedding which had brought the national economy to a halt.
He said that per unit cost of electricity to be purchased through Chinese investment in the energy sector would be around Rs8.5.
He said the government was also investing in alternative resources to address the energy crisis.
He was addressing a laptop distribution ceremony at the University of Agriculture Faisalabad. As many as 1,105 laptops were distributed at the ceremony.
The law minister condemned the killing of a Christian couple at Kot Radha Kishan. “The incident was a rude reminder of the dangers our citizens face everyday,” he said.
Sanaullah said it was disgusting that a large number of people were gathered at the scene but no one came forward to save the couple and let police investigate the matter. He spoke of Pakistan Army in glowing terms, saying Operation Zarb-i-Azab had been successful so far due to the courage and dedication of Pakistani soldiers.
The former law minister said a comprehensive strategy was needed to root out terrorism from the society. He said teachers at schools and universities should promote interfaith harmony and tolerance.
He said construction of big dams would need 8 to 10 years to complete.
“Therefore, the government is working on utilising coal resources that would take three years to meet the energy shortfall during this time,” he said.
Higher Education Commission Executive Director Mansoor Kundi said without quality education and enhancing the literacy rate,
Published in The Express Tribune, November 30th, 2014.