LAHORE - Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is facing the menace of terrorism and challenges like shortage of energy and government is determined to defeat them all.

The chief minister said this while talking to Sherazi Brothers of Sindh who called on him on Friday. Matters of mutual interest and political situation were discussed in the meeting. He asked the political parties to help government in steering the country out of crisis. He said that the brave forces of Pakistan are fighting for survival of the country and have achieved glorious successes in war against the enemies of peace. He said that Pakistan will soon become a haven of peace and tranquility.  Shahbaz Sharif said that sit-ins had caused a huge loss to national economy and the nefarious designs of the elements involved in such activities had been exposed. He said that those staging sit-ins should take pity on the nation. He said that the political parties and their leaderships should discharge their responsibility of steering the country out of crises.

The CM said that the PML-N government was determined to meet the challenges. Selfless service to the masses and their welfare is the agenda of PML-N, he added. Those who met the CM included MNA Syed Ayaz Ali, MPA Syed Imtaiz Ali, ex-MNA Syed Shafqat Hussain and others.

He said that every effort of the government is aimed at national development and prosperity. He said that the poor masses of the province are benefitting from the welfare programmes worth billions of rupees. He stressed upon assembly members to spare no effort for the solution of peoples’ problems.