Chief Minister Punjab meets APNS delegation
LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif said that there is a need for collective wisdom and concerted efforts to cope with the internal and external challenges besetting the country.
He said that the leaders of all political parties and stakeholders will have to sit together and evolve a new agenda to safeguard national interests.
He said that the new national agenda should be aimed at protecting Pakistan’s sovereignty and integrity as well as the interests of the people of all regions of the country.
He expressed these views while addressing the members of executive committee of All Pakistan Newspapers Society (APNS) who met him under the leadership of its President Sarmad Ali.
Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Provincial Law Minister Rana Sanaullah Khan and Secretary Information Mohyuddin Ahmad Wani were also present on the occasion.
He said that Pakistan cannot make progress unless terrorism and extremism are completely rooted out.
He said that a unanimous national policy will have to be adopted for coping with the menace of terrorism, promotion of economic activities and overcoming power crisis.
He said that energy problem has caused an irreparable loss to national economy in general and Punjab’s economy in particular.
The APNS president informed the Chief Minister about the problems being faced by national and regional newspapers.