FAISALABAD - State Minister for Water and Power Chaudhry Abid Sher Ali on Sunday said the government was committed to resolve energy crisis which was effecting the country’s economy.

Addressing the textile exporters here at Pakistan Textile Exporters Association (PTEA), he said the government’s economic team was fully prepared with pragmatic strategy to cope with all challenges facing the country.

He said that elected government led by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif was determined to overcome all crises through courage and steadfastness.  He said the government was working on war-footing to bridge the gap between demand and supply of electricity in the country.

He said that a strategy has been adopted to cope with challenges and in this connection, short, medium and long term projects have been identified. He hoped that duty free access to European markets would give

impetus to value-added textile exports, which would help generate significant economic activity in the country.

He said the government had also finalized a strategy to get full advantage of expected GSP plus.

He assured that he would make all efforts for immediate payment of pending refund claims of textile exporters.

Earlier, Sheikh Elyas Mahmood chairman Pakistan Textile Exporters Association welcomed the Minister and appreciated the present government’s efforts for economic revival and prosperity.