MULTAN

Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) President Makhdoom Javed Hashmi has said that the rulers have slapped in the face of democracy by calling army.

Addressing the participants of an iftar dinner here on Sunday, he added that the prevailing situation proved that the rulers lacked eligibility to run the country and they called army to save their rule. He declared that the final moments were drawing closer and PTI would liberate the country from plunderers of national wealth through Azadi March on August 14. He lashed out at the government and said that both the rulers and current government were product of rigging. He claimed that attempts were made to change the result of NA-149 but his timely intervention foiled the bid.

He said that the rulers knew that more than one million people would gather in Islamabad if Imran Khan gave call for one million people and therefore they called army to conceal their fear. He was of the opinion that the writ of government had vanished due to deployment of army in Islamabad and now the ruler did not posses any legal or moral justification to stay in the government. He asked the rulers to seek pardon from the masses on massive rigging they committed during last election.

Meanwhile, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Secretary General Jahangir Khan Tareen has expressed profound grief over the sad demise of Editor-in-Chief of The Nation/Nawa-i-Waqt Majeed Nizami. In a statement issued here on Sunday, the PTI leader said that a golden chapter of journalism ended with the demise of MAjeed Nizami. He added that the late promoted high standards and principles in journalism. He prayed that may Allah Almighty rest his soul in eternal peace and grant courage to the family to bear loss.

Conversion of 20,000 tube-wells: The Punjab Government has decided to convert 20 thousand diesel tube-wells on Bio-gas. This was disclosed by Assistant Director Agricultural Information Naveed Ismat Kahiloon. He further revealed that the project would jointly be executed by a German company Bio Energy Berlin and a Pakistani company SAMPAK. Giving details, he said that the government would give Rs100,000 subsidy to those participants of the programme who possessed five acres of land and Rs75,000 to the owners of up to 12.5 acres.

He said that the project was part of Chief Minister Mian Shahbaz Sharif’s energy conservation vision. He added that the country was faced with serious energy crisis and government made all out efforts to cope with this situation. He disclosed that a special strategy was being evolved to conserve energy while special focus was put on launching projects to generate energy through alternate power generation sources like bio gas, bio mass, solar and coal.