OKARA Lamenting over the excessive power outages in Punjab, Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif has maintained that the province is experiencing more loadshedding as compared to with other parts of the country, stressing that the federal government had the key to meet the energy shortage. He warned that in case of failure to deliver justice, he would himself rise up to the occasion for the rights of Punjab. Addressing a public gathering after formally launching the wheat harvesting at the agriculture farm of MRA Ali Abbas Khokhar in Piply Pahar, Shahbaz said he would raise this issue at the two-day energy summit in Islamabad. We will lock the door and no one would be allowed to leave the meeting without reaching at some conclusion. Referring to 18 to 20 hours of loadshedding in Punjab, he said the situation was not the same in other provinces. He promised to discuss the discrimination with Premier Gilani and Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf. Shahbaz went on to say that any retaliatory action might create problems for them. Talking about the wheat crop, he said the production had remained five per cent less than the previous seasons output during which a record production was obtained, making the province self-sufficient. He said he would ensure that farmers received the official price of Rs900 per maund and for that purpose he would tour across province. I have given a 72-hour ultimatum to make the procurement process easier for the growers and maintaining price level. We would redress the situation in case there is any negligence, he said. Shahbaz pointed out the fact that there was no space for storage, as new godowns for stocking the crop had not been built in the last many decades. According him, steps had already been taken to construct new godowns. The chief minister also announced the establishment of a campus of Agriculture University at Depalpur and allotting land to the varsity students through draws. MPA Mian Moeen Wattoo also spoke on the occasion. Earlier, elected representatives, commissioner Sahiwal, other govt officials and PML-N workers greeted the Chief Minister on his arrival at Piply Pahar in a helicopter.