Published On: Fri, Jan 10th, 2014
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Load Shedding Problem Stands Unresolved, Admits PM

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BAHAWALPUR: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has admitted that the problem of load shedding stands unresolved.

Addressing Youth Loan Scheme here on Thursday, he said though the issue of electricity shortage has not been resolved fully and much more needs to be done in this regard‚ yet the supply situation has improved a lot during the last six months. He said mega projects such as dams of Diamer Basha‚ Dasu‚ Bunji and coal based Gaddani and solar park will be constructed in order to overcome the power shortage.

Referring to the challenges of militancy‚ terrorism‚ unemployment and energy shortage in the country‚ the Prime Minister expressed the commitment to confront them at all costs.

He further said that the country was faced with the menace of terrorism and militancy, adding that the internal conditions in the country were not good enough.

He said corruption was rampant and all time high during the tenures of previous governments, and present government inherited all problems and burden when came to power.

The PM said that due to corruption by previous governments, present government had no money in national exchequer.

He further said that the country was faced with the menace of terrorism and militancy, adding that the internal conditions in the country were not good enough.

PM Nawaz Sharif expressed gratitude over youth taking interest in the loan, and said that youth played key role in the economic growth of China and US.

He categorically stated that one hundred billion rupees scheme has not been launched for political gains as it is in the best national interests. He said the future of this country is linked with the youth and expressed the confidence that they will not disappoint the nation.

He hoped that the first year of loan scheme will be a success story for the youth and in the next four years‚ more allocations will be made for the scheme.

He said he will visit each nook and corner of the country to get firsthand knowledge of the problems being faced by the youth.
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