TIMERGARA  - Minister of State for Inter-provincial Coordination, Malik Azmat Khan said on Tuesday that the government was taking effective measures for solution of energy shortage and urged people to remain calm and avoid holding protest demonstrations.Addressing a public gathering in Lower Dir, the minister said that the problem of loadshedding was inherited by the government from the past and now the PPP government had taken this issue on priority basis. He said scheduled loadshedding was being held. The minister said that loadshedding hours in rural areas were also reduced due to effective load management policy. He said the people would see major decrease in loadshedding soon. Malik Azmat said that energy sector now came to the provincial government under 18th Amendment and it was also the responsibility of provincial governments to initiate dam projects. He said that God bestowed rich potential to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for construction of water reservoirs that needed to be fully tapped.He appreciated the steps taken by the KPK government for starting small power projects in Chitral and Swat districts that would make positive impact on the energy situation and will address the menace of energy crisis with great extent.On this occasion, the minister inaugurated the Ramyal PCC road. He said that gas facility has been provided to maximum areas of his constituency that will boost up trade and economic activities in Lower Dir besides generating employment opportunities. Earlier, the minister went to Shalunday hospital that was destroyed during Malakand unrest and inspected the repair work and assured to solve the civic problems of the hospitals. The minister on this occasion, also appreciated the role of people of lower Dir and Malakand for maintenance of peace and law and order.