LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that his government will soon go to the Supreme Court over the prevailing gas crisis in the province and that no issue will be discussed with President Asif Zardari.

Talking to media at Lahore Airport on his return from Turkey, the PML-N leader said that Punjab government would take the gas crisis issue to the apex court because it was a result of PPP-led federal government’s failed policies.

The CM said that the provincial government has signed an agreement with Turk Eximbank for Hydel Power Project. He said that his visit to Turkey was of great importance in the backdrop of foreign investment in the transport sector. He told that metro bus service with the help of a private Turkish bank will soon start in many cities of Punjab including Lahore, Faisalabad, Rawalpindi and Multan. He also said that that provincial government will try to strengthen bilateral ties with Turkey by collaborating in the fields of economy, environment and other sectors.

Earlier, while speaking at a signing ceremony of MoU between Turkish finance ministry and the Punjab government in Istanbul, the CM hailed Pakistan’s growing relations with Turkey, saying that his visit to the republic would strengthen Islamabad-Istanbul cooperation in the future.

Shahbaz said public welfare projects of Punjab could be executed more successfully through the Turkish aid and support. He said Pakistan would receive soon the ordered machinery and equipments from Turkey. He affirmed that promotion of bilateral trade is his priority, hopping that talks with Turkey would continue in the future.