Punjab caretaker Govt. announced to observe two weekly holidays
LAHORE: As power crisis worsens in the Punjab, the provincial caretaker cabinet Tuesday announced to observe two weekly holidays and asked the federal government to convene a meeting of Council of Common Interest (CCI) over the issue.
A meeting of caretaker Punjab cabinet held under the chief minister Najam Sethi here at CM house, made some important decisions to tackle the issue of power shortage and the resulting loadshedding.
Following the meeting, it was announced that the Punjab province will observe two weekly offs as a step towards dealing with the worsening power crisis in the province.
During the meeting, CM Sethi asked the federal government to take effective measures to address the issue of power shortage and summon a meeting of CCI over the issue.
He further said that he would personally meet the caretaker prime minister and have the federal machinery mobilized for bringing a reduction in the duration of loadshedding.
Sethi told the meeting to adopt all the measures to conserve electricity.
It may be mentioned here that the former chief minister Punjab, Shahbaz Sharif had, during his office term, opposed the idea of observing two weekly offs.