SADIQABAD - A PML-N Rahim Yar Khan leader has said that the ongoing gas and electricity crises have sorely destroyed the national economy and the outages have paralysed the industries and agriculture sector.

“The industrial workers and labourers have become unemployed and their families are facing starvation. And because of the destruction of agriculture sector, the farmers’ financial condition is going from bad to worse,” Mian Muhammad Amir Shahbaz said while talking to various delegations of farmers and industrialists at his party’s Public Secretariat on the Club Road in tehsil Rahim Yar Khan.

In the best interest of the people, he added, the rulers should hold early elections so that the people could reelect their representatives. During both the tenures of the PML-N Chief Nawaz Sharif, he claimed, the country made great strikes in agricultural and industrial sectors whereby the farmers and workers became prosperous.

But, the PML-N leader said, Pervez Musharraf toppled the elected government and led the country to the bring of destruction and the incumbent PPP government added to the deteriorating situation. Because of flawed policies, the people were suffering severe crises of gas and electricity, he said and added that the consumers were paying inflated bills which equates to bury them alive.

Then he appealed to the participants to join his party for what he said steering the country out of crises and for the prosperity of the country.

New RUJ body

felicitated: The new office-bears of the Rahim Yar Khan Union of Journalists were felicitated for being elected unopposed for the year of 2012. 

According to Election Commission Committee Chairman Bilawal Habib, the newly-elected officeholders include President Irfanul Haq, Vice President Siddiq Baloch, General Secretary Tariq Mehmood, Joint Secretary Fiaz Ahmad, Finance Secretary Abid Haneef, Information Secretary Mian Jameel Azhar and members Basheer Amanat Ali, Asim Siddiq, Rizwan Akhtar, Kamran Sheikh and Mumtaz Shah.

Felicitating the newly-elected body for the current year, the district journalists have expressed the hope that the officeholders would play a pivotal role to solve the journalists’ problems and for their integrity and welfare. They also assumed the body of their full cooperation.