Previous Governments Must Be Accounted For Energy, Economic Crises:

Previous governments must be accounted for energy, economic crises:

FAISALABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News -3rd Sep,2016) : Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Saturday said that previous governments must be called to account for energy and economic crises that dragged the country into darkness and made it lose the distinctive status of best economy in South Asia.

"In 1960 we were ahead of South Korea in development. In 1990, we were the best in the region. In 1999, we were the top economy in South Asia but in 2013, we stood in the last," the prime minister said in his address at the inauguration ceremony of the 40 megawatts (MW), coal fired power project at Sitara Chemical Industries Ltd (SCIL) here.

The prime minister was accompanied by Governor Punjab Malik Rafiq Rajwana, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif, Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Commerce Khurram Dastgir and Minister of State for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali.

The 40 MW coal power plant at Sitara Chemical Industries Ltd is the largest of its kind in the industrial sector of Faisalabad. Sitara Chemical Industries Ltd is the flagship company of Sitara Group.

The prime minister unveiled the plaque of the project that has been completed within 27 months costing Rs 3.5 billion. The prime minister said a dictator had ruled the country for seven years before the five-year term by another government.

"They will have to account for it. History will never pardon them," the prime minister remarked. He said the country could never progress amid energy crisis and reiterated that 2018 would be the year of an end to load shedding.