SIALKOT  -Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that for the PML-N’s government, coping with the energy crisis is a top priority.

Talking to APP at Pakistan Muslim League House on Sunday, he said the government will allocate huge funds during the next fiscal year for power generation.

Asif said the PML-N government was mobilising all resources to get rid of loadshedding at the earliest.

“By virtue of effective policies of the government, the duration of load shedding has reduced considerably, compared to the previous year,” he pointed out.

The minister said the government would fulfill its promises regarding energy because Pakistan's energy security was a top priority for the PML-N government.

“We are already working on a strategy for overcoming the energy crisis “Long, medium and short-term power generation plans have already been put into effect in the country,” he added.

He said the PML-N government was making adequate efforts for strengthening and stabilising the industrial sector because the industrial sector was backbone of the national economy.

Asif said the government was spending sufficient funds for improving means of communication in rural and urban areas of the country. “The basic objective of improving the means of communication is to bring neglected areas at par with the developed areas of the country,” he added.

He said the mega project of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) would play a pivotal role in bringing revolutionary changes and would usher in economic stability and prosperity in the country.

“Similarly, Gwadar port will also play a dominating role in strengthening national economy and overall development of the country,” he hoped.

He said Gwadar port and CPEC projects would open up new vistas of development and prosperity as well as ensure employment opportunities for the people of the country.

Earlier, addressing the people, the minister assured that government was making adequate efforts for resolving peoples’ problems at their door steps on a priority basis.

Asif said that federal and provincial governments were utilising all available resources for the timely completion of projects for the provision of basic facilities to general public.

He also listened to the complaints and ordered officers of the departments concerned to resolve people's complaints.

Memeber Provincial Assembly (MPA) Khawaja Muhammad Mansha Ullah Butt and Choudary Muhammad Ikram were also present on the occasion.