FAISALABAD

State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali said that PTI Chairman Imran Khan should focus resolving the problems of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and providing relief for the internally displaced persons in the province.

He said that Imran Khan was creating hurdles in the progress of the country and did not accepting the judiciary and the parliament and termed it a conspiracy against the people of Pakistan.

He said that the present government had put the country on the path to progress and a number of projects of electricity production had been launched to overcome the energy crisis. He said that Imran Khan could not see the progressive Pakistan and was hatching conspiracies to stop the development as he (Imran) considered that he and his party would be eliminated due to good performance of PML-N government.

During a visit to a Ramazan bazaar, he said that the government had taken elaborated arrangements for providing the essential commodities for the consumers at subsidised rates during the holy month of Ramazan.

He checked the prices, quality and availability of the vegetables, fruit pulses and other grocery items. At Riaz Shahid Chowk near Iqbal Stadium, he took round of the bazaar, interacted with the people busy shopping, and inquired about the arrangements and quality of the commodities.

He said that Chief Minster Shahbaz Sharif had given a package of Rs5 billion for providing relief to the people and a network of Ramazan bazaars had been established across the province for discouraging profiteers. The state minister said that the entire machinery of the government and the parliamentarian had been mobilised to monitor the bazaar arrangements and unscrupulous elements would not be allowed to exploit the consumers.

 He lauded the efforts of the district administration, and said that the projects of construction of Sahulat Bazaars were appreciable. He directed that uninterrupted supply of vegetable, fruits, pulses and other items should be ensured in Ramazan Bazars and any complaint of the people should be redressed immediately.

DCO Noorul Amin Mengal informed the minister that 21 such bazaars had been established in the district. He said that special arrangements for senior citizens had also been made besides ensuring proper security and cleanliness.

Talking to the media, he said that the loadshedding at the times of Sehar, Iftar and Taraveeh Prayers would not be made and a comprehensive schedule of loadshedding had been devised to facilitate the faithful during the holy month.

150,000 POWER METERS TO BE PURCHASED: The Fesco’s board of directors has approved the purchase of 150,000 electricity meters immediately to simplify the electrification system to facilitate the consumers and delivery of electricity transformer. It also approved the provisional budget for 2014-15 and directed to get necessary board approval for purchase of meters and transformer before 30th July.

These decisions were made in Board’s meeting held at Fesco Headquarters. The meeting reviewed the implementation process on Enterprise Resource Planning and directed to execute ERP in Fesco within time limit of three month.

The board directed to replace all defective electricity meters within four months and approved to simplify the electrification system for obtaining new electricity connection to facilitate the new consumers and declared the Town Planning Non Objection Certificate (NOC) mandatory for new connection.