Our Staff Reporter SIALKOT - Federal Information and Broadcasting Minister Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan on Sunday said that energy conference will be held on Monday (today) in Islamabad to formulate a strategy for getting rid of electricity loadshedding. Chief Ministers of Sindh, Punjab, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa provinces, Ministers and heads of the institutions concerned will attend the energy conference. Talking to the media here, she said that the provinces are fully authorized to initiate electricity generation projects and it is high time that provincial government should play their due role in starting power generation projects in their respective provinces. The energy conference will surely help mitigate the problems pertaining to electricity and people will take a sigh of relief, she said. Dr Firdous revealed that in order to monitor the implementation of All Parties Conference (APC) resolutions a committee would be constituted with the active consultation of all political parties and hopefully the committee would be constituted during the upcoming scheduled National Assembly session. Unanimous approval of APC resolution would be supportive in strengthening the internal and external and sovereignty of the country, she said. The Information Minister said that participation of all political parties in APC indicated that we are united on national issues and the conference (APC) gave a message to the world that Pakistani nation as well as political parties are united on nation issues and it provided an opportunity to leadership to highlight the viewpoint of Pakistan at international level. Press serve a bridge between the politicians and people besides the press reports also influence the decisions of the government on national issues, she said. Dr Firdous stressed upon the media people that they should use their pen for bringing radical changes in the mindset of the society. The uppermost duty of journalist community was to project their reports based on facts without any fear and pressure and if they worked under pressure media will face decline, she said. The Minister said that healthy and impartial criticism could guide the government and political leaders to change their viewpoint on certain national issues. Under the fast-changing scenario of the glob demands that journalists should work in a respectable way by using the power of their pen to cope with the new challenges, she argued. Dr Firdous was of the opinion that journalist community and Sialkot Press club would play its instrumental role in bringing positive change in mindset of the people of Sialkot, adding that without changing the state of mind we could not achieve the desired goals. The Minister urged upon the journalist community that they should use their social contacts in mobilizing the general public, business community and philanthropists to donate generously to the Prime Ministers Flood Relief Fund in telethon.