People have been experiencing 14 to 16 hours power outages daily in Sialkot district which is the native district of Khawaja Muhammad Asif, the federal minister for Water and Power.

The unending loadshedding of electricity has badly hampered the industrial production in Sialkot factories, and paralysed all the civic and business activities. The perturbed people said that they had been facing 14 to 16 hours daily unscheduled loadshedding of electricity in urban parts of Sialkot, Daska, Sambrial, Pasrur, Badiana, Chawinda and surrounding areas, while, the duration of the power outages had been increased to 20 hours daily in most of the rural parts of the district.

Traders, industrialists and exporters of Sialkot have expressed grave concern over the critical situation. They urged the federal government to look into the matter for giving maximum relief to Sialkot based traders, industrialists and exporters by reducing the duration of electricity loadshedding.

Meanwhile, MNA Armughan Subhani said that the time has proved that Pakistan and China were friends of all the weathers and their everlasting friendship was being strengthened day by day. He said that Pak-China Economic Corridor would bring economic stability in Pakistan.

He was addressing party workers at Variyo House Sialkot Cantt. He added that US$ 46 billion Chinese INVESTMENT in Pakistan was an ample proof of Pakistan’s effective policies. He said that the massive Chinese investment would also be helpful to re-build the confidence of foreign investors on Pakistan. Pakistan was striving to provide business and investment-friendly atmosphere to the national and foreign investors, he said.

MPA Ch Tariq Akhtar Subhani, former federal minister Ch Abdul Sattar, former provincial minister Ch Khush Akhtar Subhani, Sufi Muhammad Ishaq and Muhammad Ishaq were also present.