Pakistan, Lahore News : Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that Pakistan is passing through a critical phase of the history.
Decisive war is being fought against the menace of terrorism in which victory is the only option, he said talking to Assembly members who called on him here Thursday.
The unity and consensus needed today is more than ever before, said.
Sharif said his government is coping with the challenges being faced by the country through joint efforts and collective wisdom. He said that serious steps are being taken for overcoming energy crisis and terrorism.
The chief minister steps taken under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif are yielding positive results.
He said that effective implementation on national action plan is continuing in Punjab for eliminating terrorism and besides terrorists, action is also being taken against their facilitators.
Sharif said that sentences have been made deterrent through necessary amendments in laws. He said that the entire nation is determined to eliminate terrorism, extremism and sectarianism forever.
He said that the terrorists and extremists will be made an example with the power of unity of the nation and reiterated that Pakistan will be purged of terrorism and extremism.
He expressed the hope that the war of survival of the country would be won at every cost by coming up to the expectations of the nation. He said that the entire nation is standing by Pak Army and law enforcement agencies like a rock wall.
He said that Pakistani nation is imbued with new spirit, determination and full force and this moment is of a decisive action against the scourge of terrorism.
Sharif said that extraordinary steps are being taken in the present extraordinary situation for protecting the life and property of the people and these steps are yielding encouraging results.
He said that there is no room for terrorism and extremism in the country.
He vowed that terrorism will be eliminated forever with strong determination of the nation and Pakistan will be made an Islamic welfare state in the real sense.
Referring to the steps for eliminating energy crisis, the Chief Minister said that work is continuing speedily on various energy projects during the tenure of PML-N government.
He said that planning has been made for generating 3600 megawatt electricity through gas.
He said that Punjab government will set up 1200 megawatt gas-based projects while federal government will set up 2400 megawatt gas-based projects. -APP