Load-shedding couldn’t end because of sit-ins: Shehbaz

LAHORE: Highlighting the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) performance at the Centre and Punjab in terms of establishing power projects, the party’s chief and Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Thursday blamed the failure to end load-shedding in the country on political turmoil.

“Had there been no sit-ins, the load-shedding would have been totally eliminated from the country,” Shehbaz said in a reference to the 2014 marathon protest by the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) and Pakistan Awami Tehreek (PAT) in Islamabad.

Shehbaz said this while visiting Punjab’s district Jhang to review the pace of progress on installation of Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant, the fourth gas-based energy project.

Published in The Express Tribune, 25th May, 2018