Lahore, June 03, 2013 (PPI-OT): Pakistan Industrial and Traders Association Front (PIAF) has urged the in-waiting-Prime Minister of Pakistan Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to start work on Kalabagh Dam to get rid of the menace of load shedding that has pushed the industrial sector on the verge of collapse.
In a greeting message to the newly elected Members of National Assembly, Acting Chairman PIAF Khamis Saeed Butt said that Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif have to take revolutionary measures to put the economy back on rail.
He said that it would be proved that the construction of Kalabagh Dam is of utmost importance to get rid of electricity shortage, closure of industry and unemployement.
He said that Kalabagh Dam could generate cheap electricity but federal government shelved the project with one stroke of the pen and utilizing all energies to generate costly electricity through furnace oil.
Khamis Saeed Butt said that manufacturing growth is stagnant while burden of internal and external debets getting havior with every passing day. He said that industry can not grow by using much costly electricity. Pakistani products are already losing their share in the international market and situation would nose dive if Kalabagh Dam is not constructed on war footing.
He said that former Chairman WAPDA Shamasul Mulk and various foreign experters have termed the Kalabagh Dam necessary for Pakistan but previous government shelved the important project of Kalabagh Dam with a one stroke of pen.
Had a little attention been given towards the construction of Kalabagh Dam in past, today country would have ample electricity and prosperity in all corners.
He appealed to the Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif to allocate sufficient funds for Kalabagh Dam in the federal budget 2013-14.
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