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Ensuring food, energy security biggest challenge for the govt: PM

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani has said that the biggest challenge before the new democratic government is to ensure food and energy security for the people and in this regard various initiatives have already been taken on war-footing. Talking to a delegation led by Senior Minister, Punjab Raja Riaz, which called on him at the Prime Minister’s House here on Tuesday, he said that the 100-day program announced by the government aims at providing immediate relief to the people in all parts of the country.

The Prime Minister, while deploring the unfortunate incident that took place in Multan the other day, said that the prevalent power crisis is due to the wrong policies of the previous government as no addition to the power generation capacity was made since the last PPP government. He called upon the people to show restraint as the government is cognizant of the situation and is undertaking both short as well as long term measures to effectively address this issue.

The Prime Minister said that people have given a clear mandate in favour of moderate and democratic forces and the coalition government would do its utmost to live up to the expectations of the people of Pakistan. The delegation apprised the Prime Minister of various matters relating to their areas and told him that people are confident that the government would bring economic stability to the country.-SANA

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