Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has reiterated his firm resolve to overcome the issues faced by the country, including energy crisis, terrorism and poor economy, through effective measures.

Addressing PML-N parliamentarians, party workers and people from various walks of life after offering Eidul Fitr prayers here in Lahore at Jati Umra, Raiwind on Friday, the prime minister said the PML-N government would come to the expectations and aspirations of the people by utilising dedicated efforts with the help of Allah Almighty. He said the government inherited a number of challenges from the previous regime, however, he added,the PML-N had sincere intention to bring the country out of crises so that the masses could feel relief from the menace of terrorism, lawlessness, energy crisis and poor economy.

“The nation will see such a great day very soon when Pakistan will not only get its way towards prosperity but also become an economic power in the region” the PM maintained.

Referring to the steps of the government regarding energy crisis, Mian Nawaz Sharif said the government had made a remarkable achievement by resolving the circular debt issue and also getting control on the loadshedding gradually which was an indication of the PML-N’s commitment.

“We signed a number of agreements with Chinese firms to set up 10 power plants to have capacity of 6,600 megawatts in Guddani, Balochistan to be operated on gas and coal besides several other projects to add another 10,000 megawatts cheap electricity in the national grid within five years term of this government” he said.

The prime minister said the whole nation was celebrating Eidul Fitr in a sorrowful atmosphere due to the terrorism incidents in different areas, adding that the government was fully committed to eliminate the menace of terrorism with determination to restore peace and stability in the country.