LAHORE - Senior Provincial Minister Raja Riaz Ahmad has said both federal as well as provincial governments are making efforts to overcome the energy crisis and load-shedding problem and various power generation projects are under completion in Punjab. According to an official handout, Raja Riaz Ahmad said Punjab government was initiating a project for generating electricity from coal in Dera Ghazi Khan. He said coal would be purchased from Balochistan for this project. He said construction of small dams in Potohar area for thermal power is underway. He said federal government was also considering generation of electricity from solar energy. Open court Inspector General of Police Punjab Tariq Saleem Dogar will hold an open court today (Wednesday) at 11:00 am in the Office of District Police Officer, Raheem Yar Khan. He will listen to the complaints of people regarding police department during the open court and issue necessary orders on the spot for the redressal of peoples grievances. Strategy evolved to combat terrorism Capital City Police Officer (CCPO) Pervez Rathore has said a well-coordinated strategy has been adopted to combat dangers arising due to terrorism, which has helped law-enforcing agencies in unearthing anti-social and anti-state elements. The said integrated and comprehensive strategy has also been evolved to curb crimes and professional training is being imparted to Lahore Police personnel to improve their capacity building prowess. Giving briefing to a delegation of under training ASPs of 36th Common from Nation Police Academy, who called on him in his office, Pervez Rathore said special attention was being paid to the provision of information of new techniques of investigation to the serving personnel and newly-recruited ASIs in the training courses. NWFP renaming condemned PML-Ns poor performance in Punjab, besides its shadowy role in the NWFPs name controversy had virtually rocked the countrys very foundations, remarks senior leader of PML-Q, Ch. Moonis Elahi. He expressed these views while talking to party leaders and workers at his residence on Tuesday. The hypocritical role of PML-N on the issue of new name of NWFP reflects the self-centred and power hungry trends of its leadership, he said. Moonis Elahi blamed PML-N as the sole responsible for the tragic incidents in Abbotabad (Hazara division). PML-Ns poor policies and incompetence was leading Punjab towards an even worse situation than Kirghizstan, observed Ch. Moonis Elahi. He said that unbearable inflation, increasing unemployment and nerve breaking load shedding had virtually crippled the countrys largest province and forced the people to come out on the streets. JAWAD R AWAN/13/04/2010