M Z Rifat
There is no denying the bitter fact that the people are suffering for many years together from lingering menace of electricity all over the country. It is also quite appreciable that the federal government as well as the Punjab governments are fully seized of this problem and taking adequate steps on a priority basis for establishing plants based on coal, solar, hydel, thermal sources to generate substantial power on their speedy and timely completion to bridge the gap between supply and demand for electricity at the earliest possible. Sahiwal Coal Power Plant is one of those power generation projects which is being established by the provincial government on a fast track basis and it is going to be completed soon after which it will be contributing 1320 megawatts of power based on coal to the national grid.
This good news among other matters of mutual interests, according to the reports in the newspapers, had figured quite prominently when Punjab Governor Malik Mohammad Rafique Rajwana and Provincial Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who has lately come to be known as the man of action and hard task master, met in the provincial metropolis the other day. Besides energy crisis and establishment of new power plants, the governor and the chief minister also exchanged views regarding prevailing law and order situation with particular reference to security measures in place for effectively countering terrorism and extremism and development projects being launched or already under implementation in different parts of the province to provide basic and fundamental facilities to the people attaching equal importance to the urban and rural areas of the province.
The chief minister said on this occasion that all development projects in different sectors are being completed in record time ensuring top quality and total transparency. All this augurs well for welfare and well-being of the people to which the provincial government is committed, in all fairness.