|Loadshedding protest: Shahbaz Sharif shifts office to Minar-e-Pakistan|
01 June 2012
LAHORE: In a bid to protest against the ongoing power crisis in the province, Chief Minister Punjab shifted his office to Minar-e-Pakistan ground on Friday.
Speaking to the media at the ground, Sharif said that for the people of Pakistan, “it is not about the livelihood anymore, but about their survival.”
He said, “Ali Baba and 40 thieves have destroyed the economy of Pakistan.”
“We are sitting under Minar-e-Pakistan to address the plights of the people. They do not have electricity and they have to face water shortage, due to that they cannot bathe, they are sleepless.”
He said that on Friday people could not perform ablution to say prayers because there was no water available due to the ongoing energy crisis.
“I can suggest how to end this power crisis,” said the chief minister. “End the $400 billion circular debt by bringing back the plundered money that is deposited in Swiss courts.”
He further said, “The money swindled in the National Reconciliation Ordinance case, the National Insurance Company Limited (NICL) land scam, the rental power case, the Hajj scam the extravagant spending of the government, could be used to curb the growing power crisis.”
The chief minister said that the 700MV of energy that Punjab has been deprived of should be returned to the province.
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