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Nawaz chairs meeting on energy, financial crises


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PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif and brother Shahbaz Sharif. — Photo by Reuters
PML-N chief Nawaz Sharif and brother Shahbaz Sharif. — Photo by Reuters

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League – Nawaz (PML-N) chief Nawaz Sharif was presiding over a meeting on measures to address the country’s energy and financial crises on Tuesday, DawnNews reported.

Over 25 experts were also attending the meeting in Raiwind to consider strategies to resolve the two most pressing issues facing the country.

The meeting was also discussing options such as construction of dams and other short and long term measures to address the country’s power crisis.

PML-N’s Punjab president Shahbaz Sharif, party leaders Chaudhry Nisar Ali Khan, Khawaja Asif and Ahsan Iqbal, and others, including Shaukaat Tareen, a brother of PTI leader Jehangir Tareen, were present at the meeting.

The meeting comes days after PML-N secured the highest number of seats in Pakistan’s National Assembly elections with Nawaz Sharif expected to take oath as prime minister.

The party has every now and then vowed to address the issue of energy crisis and has also declared economy as the most challenging issue confronting the country.

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hassa May 21, 2013 08:49pm

we all pray that our leaders should make concrete steps and long lasting efforts so that our country manage to get out of this cyclone, ameen

safia naz May 21, 2013 05:11pm
we pray for the success of our govt
Truther May 21, 2013 12:47pm
He has already started making excuses, now he says he cant fix power shortage in 3 years time and God knows what else he cant do. You all will see even people who voted for him...
Amir May 21, 2013 11:40am
I hope this time he will work this time, I still remember his Yellow Cab Scheme and "Qarz Autaro Mulk Sawaroo" scheme.
M. Asghar May 21, 2013 11:20am
The civil society must keep up pressure on the incoming government in an accountable manner to produce results.
Marghoob Ahmed May 21, 2013 08:57am
hope for the best....
Jawaad May 21, 2013 08:54am
May Allah give you success and help you in resolving the energy and financial crisis . People of pakistan are with you and praying for you.
Malik Arif May 21, 2013 09:45am
We are confident if Mian Nawaz Sharif allowed to work, he will put the country on right path. Although it will take time but we all being Pakistani need to support efforts to bring the country in right direction. Instead of criticizing unnecessarily, need to contribut at our level in the development of country. We have lost a lot, now time to build ourselves.......
Faran Ali May 21, 2013 09:27am
Though I am from Karachi but yes if NS solves the energy and financial crisis then no doubt my next vote will be for him. People now wants results, whoever works to achieve them is not a problem.