FAISALABAD (Agencies) President Asif Ali Zardari on Monday vowed to face the challenges his government was facing and will continue to serve the masses with the commitment and vision of Shaheed Bhutto. We will not be deterred by those who criticise us. Let them criticise. We will move on, President Zardari said while addressing a huge gathering of party workers and people of Faisalabad in Punjabi. Wearing a white turban and a shalwar-qameez, the President waved to the huge crowd carrying the tricolour party flags and continued to chant slogans of 'Jeevay Bhutto throughout his address. He said it was the right of the people of Faisalabad to have electricity, adding that the City will be the first to benefit from new power projects. He further said he was informed that he could not travel because of the bad weather but he insisted to travel by road as he knew the people of Faisalabad were waiting for him. It is your love that keeps us in politics, that brought Benazir Bhutto back to Pakistan, who kept hope alive in Zulfikar Ali Bhutto while in the jail. He recalled that while he was in jail many a senior officials offered him a free life, but he refused as he would not compromise on principles, saying that there were some who were not in his favour as they could not reconcile to the fact that a President who loved empowerment of the masses was now sitting at the Aiwan-e-Sadr. We have made a pledge on the blood of Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Benazir Bhutto Shaheeds to serve the coming generations and the people of Pakistan. It is the power of the masses which leads me to confront any challenge. It is this strength that causes fear amongst them. Soon all conspiracies will end, President Zardari said. The President vowed that all the problems being faced by the people will end. The people need not worry as he will fight on their behalf, he added. He said Benazir Bhutto sacrificed her life as she was aware of the threats in Swat and Malakand. He said with the help of the masses all these will be reverted. Zardari said, The objective of the PPP is to pursue the mission of its great leaders and said neither they were afraid earlier, nor were they afraid now. We are not afraid of death. According to private TV channels, President Zardari said the government is working on projects which will resolve problems of water, electricity and unemployment in the next three years. We will provide 'Roti, Kapra aur Makan (food, shelter and shelter) to every Pakistani, he said He said the government will make available electricity and petrol at cheaper rates to the people and such crops will be cultivated which meet the countrys requirements to a greater extent. The government will overcome the water and power shortages before the end of its term and there will be employment for all, he added. He said Faisalabad will be the first in line to get electricity and employment. He said in next three years there will be no shortage of water or power. We will end poverty and will fulfil the promises of roti, kapra aur makan. The President also announced Rs100 million for the National University of Textiles. The President once against slammed unseen conspirators, saying they were not tolerating my presence in the President House. He once again blamed miscreants for hatching conspiracies against him and his office. The President said the PPP was the party of martyrs who had laid their lives for Pakistan as well as democracy and has always led by example. Democracy is a great power and the PPP believes in it, he added. Shaheed Zulfikar Ali Bhutto and Shaheed Benazir Bhutto laid their lives to lead by example. This is the culture of the PPP, the same is the culture of Islam and every section of the society in Pakistan, he said. President Zardari inaugurated another series of development projects in the countrys textile hub aimed at improving the electricity transmission and distribution system. The President who is in Punjab on a week-long visit to interact with the masses, review development projects and launch a series of new projects arrived here by road, owing to bad weather. The President said the projects commissioned were just the beginning of the development projects planned for Punjab. We have a clear vision to take the country out of the present difficult economic situation, the President said and added that the central element of this vision was to restore law and order and end militancy in the country. We have devised a clear cut policy to improve the security situation, the President said and added that it was a result of this policy that militants have been driven out from Swat and Malakand. It is a result of this policy that militants have been contained in South Waziristan Agency by our valiant armed forces backed by the people. Farhatullah Babar quoted President Zardari as saying that the government was mindful of the needs of energy for the economic and industrial development of the country. We have decided to upgrade our existing power stations as well as produce more power through rental power plants. Energy development is the central issue in our partnership with the Unite States, he added. The President mentioned the announcement of US 125 million dollars from the United States for the upgradation of Tarbela hydroelectric station to meet the countrys energy shortfall. Zardari said Pakistan has taken a firm decision to rely on trade and not aid for overcoming its economic problems and was seeking greater access to international markets for Pakistani products. This will boost industrial production in the country and create additional jobs, he said. The President mentioned the political reforms package for Gilgit and Baltistan and said now it has its own Chief Minister, Governor, Public Service Commission and Election Commission. We have introduced far reaching social and political reforms in Gilgit Baltistan. We have addressed the issues of Pakhtoonkhwah by resolving the issue of net hydel profit. We have launched a poverty alleviation programme in the name of Benazir Income Support Programme, and added that Smart Card System has been introduced to address poverty. President Zardari said when the government took over after general election in 2008, the country faced near bankruptcy. We had to take some very unpopular decisions to take the country out of the near economic meltdown, the President said. President Zardari mentioned the successful decision on the 7th NFC Award after 19 years and said for the first time the demand of the provinces to change the criteria of the Award has been accepted. He termed it a great victory of democracy in the country. President Zardari said the issue of the Constitutional amendments and the repeal of the 17th Amendment was already before the Parliamentary Committee. In my two addresses to the Parliament, I have asked that the Constitution be rid of all undemocratic amendments that were introduced into it by dictators. He mentioned his letter to the Prime Minister on the subject and expressed the hope that the Constitution will soon be reformed and the Parliament empowered. The President said he had also transferred on his own the powers of Chairman of National Command Authority (NCA) to the Prime Minister and the Parliament. The President inaugurated Gakkhar Mandi 500 KV Grid Station and 500 KV Muzaffargarh-Gatti Transmission Line completed at a cost of Rs450m in two years. The projects will address the long-standing demand of the people of Faisalabad and end years of power outages by providing reliable and stable power supply and improve electricity transmission system for the adjoining areas of Gujranwala, Gujrat, Sialkot and Lahore. The system also includes two circuits of 220 KV and eight circuits of 122 KV for Gujranwala. Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervaiz Ashraf presented the President a shield marking the historic event. President Zardari also had a meeting with the leaders of value-added textile mills and assured them that their issues would be addressed on priority basis. The President also performed the groundbreaking of new Administrative and Academic Blocks at the National Textiles University. The event was attended by Governor Punjab Salman Taseer, Federal Information Minister Qamar Zaman Kaira, Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervaiz Ashraf, Minister for Textiles, provincial ministers and a large number of parliamentarians.