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Terrorism to be resolved through economic overhaul: CM Shahbaz

July 02, 2013


Chief minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif.—File Photo
Chief minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif.—File Photo

LAHORE: Chief Minister of Punjab Shahbaz Sharif on Monday said solving the electricity crisis in the country would not curb terrorism, DawnNews reported.

Addressing the inauguration ceremony of a two-day health conference in Lahore, the chief minister said the problem of terrorism could only be resolved if societal inequalities were eliminated and the overall system was revamped.

He moreover said that imposition of four martial laws in the country had destroyed Pakistan.

Chief Minister Sharif added that basic amenities like health and education facilities, which were available to the society’s elite class, were not accessible to ordinary members of the public.

He gave the example of Cuba, saying it had the world’s best health system. Moreover, he said despite their troubles, African countries were not plagued by measles which he said was only prevalent in Pakistan and Afghanistan due to which scores of children had died.

The chief minister regretted that the country was unable to formulate even one bio-medical workshop.