Cannot give specific date for bringing an end to load shedding: Nawaz Sharif

May 28, 2013 Off By Web Desk

Lahore: Expressing resolve to overcome the power crisis in Pakistan, PML-N chief Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif resolved on Tuesday to work day and night for steering the country out of power crisis however categorically stated that he cannot give any specific date for bringing an end to load shedding.

“Don’t expect that the new government would end load-shedding soon as it takes charge,” he said addressing a ceremony in connection with the Youm-e-Takbir, marking the country’s nuclear explosions.

“We will cure the problem as well as pray Almighty Allah to fix it,” Nawaz Sharif added. “We will make all out efforts to steer the country out of these crisis and provide relief to the people of Pakistan.

Nawaz Sharif said he would work day and night to overcome the power crisis which had badly affected the country’s economy and added to the miseries of people.

PML-N chief said that power plants might take three years to operate “I wish I could end the load-shedding issue over the night…The country is facing acute power shortage which has crippled not only the economy but the life of a common man.”

“Pakistan became a nuclear power in 1998 but it is a matter of concern that we failed to sustain our development. It’s time to rethink why Pakistan has gone into darkness despite being a nuclear state,” Sharif said.

“After nuclear explosion, the country desperately needed an economic explosion,” he said and pledged that his government would carry out ‘economic explosion’ within the next five years.

Talking about the general elections, Nawaz Sharif said the people of Punjab have made a wise decision and added that he will not disappoint even those who did not vote for him. “A bright face of Pakistan has come forth in front of the world after the elections.”

“Although the country is facing grave challenges but the new government will accept these challenges,” Sharif affirmed.