Energy crisis should be resolved on top priority: PML-Q

Energy crisis should be resolved on top priority

ISLAMABAD; Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid President Shujaat Hussain and senior central leader Parvaiz Elahi emphatically stated in a meeting on Friday that the resolving of the energy crisis should be the first priority of the new prime minister and for this the Shujaat formula was the best and feasible solution and all provinces should put in their share in this regard.

PPP’s nominated prime minister Raja Parvez Ashraf said if all problems could be resolved if intentions were good. He said Shujaat’s formula was the best solution for resolving the energy crisis and he would get it implemented.He said electricity load shedding was a major crisis and challenge, adding that steps would be taken for an immediate resolution of this and other problems with sincerity of purpose, in consultation and guidance of the the PML-Q and through joint efforts.

Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid’s Parliamentary Party meeting was held on Friday at Shujaat’s residence in which nominated Ashraf participated along with other PPP leaders Khushid Shah, Nazar Muhammad Gondal, Qamar Zaman Kaira, and Faisal Karim Kundi.Addressing the meeting, Shujaat said, “We had told President Asif Ali Zardari that we would support his candidate, whosoever it may be.” He said the PPP and the Muslim League will have to make joint efforts for solving national problems. Addressing the meeting, Elahi said, “We are cooperating with the PPP in the national interest.”

He said President Zardari had accepted this alliance from his heart and “we will jointly evolve a strategy for the future as well”.He said electricity load shedding was a grave problem which should be solved on a priority basis. He said the formula presented by Shujaat was formulated after consultations in the light of views of the experts but the PML-N and some other elements had sabotaged it.Ashraf said making an alliance was very easy but its continuation was very difficult. He said he would give credit to the Chaudhry brothers for continuing the alliance quite successfully, adding that he had a relationship of respect with them. He said the future strategy would be evolved in consultation with Muslim League members.

On the suggestion of PML member Shah Jehan, he said practical steps would also be taken for the Hazara province. He also assured all Muslim League members that due importance would be given to their proposals and suggestions.The meeting was also addressed by PML Balochistan President Jam Muhammad Yousuf, Muslim League Sindh President Ghaus Bukhsh Maher, Shaikh Waqas Akram, Anwar Ali Cheema, Shehnaz Shaikh, Sardar Shah Jehan Yousuf, Ahmedan Bugti and other parliamentarians. – PT