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Cross section of parties welcome PM's address to nation.

HYDERABAD -- The first formal address to the nation by Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has been welcomed by a cross-section of political parties and the civil society.

The PML-N MNA Syed Ayaz Ali Shah Sherazi said the Prime Minister's speech has laid down the roadmap for development, eradication of terrorism, energy crisis and corruption in the country.

"The PM has enunciated that the future lies in coherent development of Pakistan through an array of projects and the country's greater integration, trade, socio-economic ties with the regional countries," he said.

He said the PML-N's government was determined to steer the country out of all the sorts of crises it was thrust into by the previous two governments.

Sherazi appealed to the people of the country to support the PML-N government as it moves ahead with the implementation of Nawaz Sharif's vision of development.

Senior Vice President of Hyderabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (HCCI) Turab Khwaja said ending the energy crisis was promising for growth of trade and industry in the country.

"If the government timely implements the new energy projects, the energy shortfall can be addressed a great deal in the present government's tenure," he added.

However, he cautioned that if the cost of electricity and gas supplied to the industrial and commercial consumers kept on increasing then the envisioned industrial growth would not be possible.

He also expressed the hope that the housing scheme being planned for the poor segments of the society would also help boost industrial activity in the construction sector.

Dr. Ashothama Lohano, the head of HRCP Hyderabad chapter, said the PM's assertion about tackling the menace of terrorism should translate into action.

"The country has suffered a lot at the hands of terrorist. This should end," he said.

He also welcomed the PM's statement about reviewing the foreign policy and Afghan policy.
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Publication:The Frontier Star (Northwest Frontier Province, Pakistan)
Date:Aug 20, 2013
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