Provision of inexpensive electricity on cards: Asif

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Monday, May 27, 2013 - Sialkot Pakistan Muslim League-N MNA Khawaja Muhammad Asif said that a strategy had been evolved to overcome the energy crisis and resolve other problems. In an interview with APP on Sunday, he sai,d “We have been facing the energy crisis for the past 15 years and people would be provided with relief within few months. We are focusing on generating inexpensive and uninterrupted electricity for domestic and industrial use to ensure smooth productivity to keep the economic wheel in full motion.” 


The MNA said the industrial sector was playing a significant role not only in providing employment opportunities to thousands of industrial workers but also in strengthening the national economy through exports. “The Pakistan Muslim League-N will take practical steps to cope with the power issue and people would feel a positive change in few months,” he added. “We will consider suggestions and proposals of the business community of Sialkot to resolve the electricity problem and development work will further be accelerated in Sialkot,” he added. Students worst victims of power outages: With the summer season at its peak, long power outages have become unbearable, affecting the routine life the people, particularly the students.


Students taking examinations are the worst affected as they cannot properly make preparations due to hours long unsheduled power loadshedding. Moreover, thousands of students studying at government and private schools having no power generators, have to bear the vagaries of hot and humid weather. Examinations for intermediate classes are continuing these days while the exminations for higher classes are due in next months.


First and second year students, while talking to APP, complained that they were suffering the most due to prolonged load-hedding, as it had affected their exam preparations. “Recurring power outages have severely affected my studies,” said Asma Khalid, a first year student. She urged the government to go for alternative energy options to overcome power crisis in the country.


Sheeraz Ahmad, an FSc student, said that he was facing difficulty in the examination hall as he could not prepare well due to electricity loadshedding. Not only his studies were affected but also health as he could not take proper sleep at night. He urged the authorities concerned to manage uninterrupted power supply for the sake of bright future of the young generation.

Courtesy:  pakobserver

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