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Protests against loadshedding: Khosa urges suo motu action against mob

The Governor of Punjab Sardar Latif Khan Khosa on Wednesday has urged the Supreme Court of Pakistan to take suo motu notice of violent protests in Punjab over power loadshedding, because angry protestors were damaging public properties.

Addressing the first CSR Business Excellence Awards 2012, organised by the National Forum for Environment and Health here on Wednesday, he said that if suo motu notice can be taken over misbehaviour by an MPA of Sindh with the polling staff, such notice should also be taken over violent protests.

When a reporter drew his attention that an MPA of PML-N led the protestors during protest on Tuesday during which Lesco office was destroyed by angry mob, the governor said. 'Such an act is violation of article 62 and 63 of the Constitution.' He also slated the Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif for his remarks against the government on the issue of loadshedding. Shahbaz Sharif does not talk in a healthier and balanced way. 'Even in the PML-N, its leaders have started consultation over rude behaviour of the Punjab Chief Minister.' He also held the Punjab government responsible for electricity shortage and said that despite empowering the provinces no project for power generation has been initiated by any province.

Earlier, the governor gave away 1st CSR Business Excellence Award to the representatives of the following 36 companies: National Bank of Pakistan, the Citizens Foundation, English Biscuit Manufacturers, Pakistan Telecommunication Ltd, Total Parco Pakistan, Rural Support Programmes Network, Engro Corporation, Fauji Fertilizer Company, Fauji Fertilizer Bin Qasim, Pak Arab Refinery, Employees Old Age Benefits Institute, Procter & Gamble Pakistan, NOKIA Pakistan Mobile, Etihad Airways, Bank Al Falah, Rafhan Maize Products Co, Change in Education, CITI BANK, MCB Bank, Martin Dow Pharmaceuticals, Agility Logistics, Linde Pakistan, Adamjee Insurance Company, ACC Polymers, PharmEvo, Greenwich University, Abbott Laboratories (Pakistan), the Karachi Electric Supply Company, Pak Suzuki Motor Company, Bin Qutab Group, Ali Akbar Group, Packages Ltd, Engro Power Gen Qadirpur.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2012


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