Government serious to overcome energy crisis: minis

September 7, 2012

Federal Minister for Science and Technology Mir Changez Khan Jamali said on Thursday that the government was making all out efforts to overcome the energy crisis and during the next few days some positive developments would occur with regard to the major problem.

He said this while talking to newsmen after inaugurating a day-long seminar on ‘Current Status of Food Industry in Pakistan, Threats and Challenges’ arranged by Food and Biotechnology Centre of the Pakistan Council for Scientific and Industrial Research (PCSIR) here today.

Jamali maintained that the government was making sincere efforts to overcome electricity crisis. Answering a question about general election in the country, he was of the view that it should be held between March to May 2013. However, he said all political parties needed to sit together to sort out the issue regarding the caretaker set up so that elections could be held in a transparent manner.

To another query, he said the government had limited resources as 70 percent share of the federal pool goes to provinces while only 30 percent revenue is available to run the federal government’s affairs. Earlier, addressing the seminar, Jamali said that being the second largest industry, the country’s food sector possessed enough potential to grow by using advanced technology.