LAHORE: A group of parliamentary leaders belonging to Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) met Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif in Lahore on Sunday and discussed the problems that have being faced by the country as well as overall political situation, ARY News reported.
The meeting was held in Chief Minister (CM) House, Lahore, speaking on the occasion Shahbaz Sharif declared energy crisis and extremism as the major challenges for the country.
“Terrorism and extremism are damaging the country’s economy badly and a national thinking and collective wisdom are required to deal with the menace”, he added.
The Minister said that government is taking sincere measures to overcome the problems faced by the country.
Shahbaz said coal-fired power generation projects have been started in Punjab to generate cheap electricity.
He vowed to take strict actions against the people involved in the theft of electricity and gas.
The delegation lauded the government's efforts for the establishment of peace in the country by saying that policy adopted by the government is perfect. They said government decision to hold peace talks makes everyone satisfied.
The Parliamentary delegation of FATA includes Al-Haaj Shahji Gul Afridi, Sajid Hussain Torii, Syed Gazi Gulab Jamal, Bilal Rehman, Bismillah Khan and Nasir Khan Afridi.