Multan - Former foreign minister Shah Mahmood Qureshi has said that the time has come to promote honest and pro-Pakistan leadership as corrupt elements have jeopardized national security and stability. Addressing a public gathering here in his constituency on Monday to inaugurate different development projects, he said that a major portion of nation was agreed to bring ahead corruption-free leadership as it was the only way to put the country on path of progress and prosperity. He said that the public representatives looted national funds in the past and transacted billion of rupees to their own accounts instead of spending this money on development projects. He said that the country would not have been facing backwardness had public money been spent on national development. He said that being foreign minister, he fully represented Pakistan in the world and highlighted national stance. He said that he was the only person who faced American pressure and interpreted the nation on issue of Raymond Davis. He said that ministry or any high office was not his destination. He said that he raised voice against those, who were enemies of Pakistan and sacrificed his ministry for a big cause. He said that the tales of corruption of public representatives were heard every where and a large number of corruption cases were in courts against them. He said that on the other hand his and his MPAs hands were clean and no one could point finger towards them. He said that he always did the politics of masses and spent entire resources on development of constituency. He said that development projects worth millions were accomplished in his constituency during his term in the foreign minister office. Mepco electrifies 3915 villages: The Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) has accomplished electrification of 3915 new villages at a cost of over Rs3.13 billion during the last financial year (2010-11). Mepco sources said that the electrification was done under Peoples Works Programme 1 & 11, MNA/ Senator Grant, PMD, Cholistan Development Authority and Mepcos own schemes. According to detail, as many as 407 new villages were illuminated in July 2010 at cost of Rs325.6m, 262 villages at Rs209.6m in August, 303 villages at Rs242.4m in Sept, 307 villages at Rs245.6m in Oct, 272 villages at Rs217.6m in Nov, 225 villages at Rs180m in Dec, 231 villages at Rs184.8m in Jan, 285 villages at Rs228m in Feb, 245 villages at Rs196m in March, 313 villages at Rs250m in April, 447 villages at Rs357.6m May and 618 villages at Rs494.4m in June. CNG suspension begins: The two-and-a-half-day gas supply suspension to the Compressed Natural Gas stations of Multan, DG Khan and Bahawalpur divisions begun here on Monday morning. The CNG will remain suspended in Lahore, Gujranwala, Sahiwal and Multan regions for next two and half days starting from Monday 6am.Punjab is seriously hit by gas shortage as the production has reduced by 150m cubic feet. Four regions of Punjab are facing gas closure from Monday under the gas load management plan as Lahore, Gujranwala, Sahiwal and Multan will face gas closure from Monday through Wednesday.