PM Nawaz Sharif addresses Pakistani Community in USA

WASHINGTON: Stressing on the need to resolve the Kashmir issue, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that New Delhi's response to Islamabad's desire for better bilateral ties has been discouraging. He criticized the neighbouring country in an address at the Pakistani embassy in US. Several representatives of the Pakistani community attended the warm reception of Nawaz on his four-day visit. The PM said that the community's heart beats for its homeland. During the address, Nawaz stated that the situation in Karachi, Balochistan and the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA) was not as it was before. He stated that a wave of effective change had started in Pakistan. Addressing the community, PM Nawaz stated that country was besieged by terrorism when his government came to power with Balochistan in a state of war. Nawaz stated that rather than playing the blame game and pointing fingers at previous regimes, his government directed their efforts towards the betterment of the country. Speaking on the occasion, the Head of state, in regards to the load shedding issue, stated that a further 3600 MW will be added to the electricity plan by the year 2017. PM Nawaz claimed that his government will eradicate the problem of load shedding before their constitutional term ends. PM Nawaz stated that every penny of the country was being spent with complete trust and confidence. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif arrived in the United States where he will meet US president Barack Obama and vice president Joe Biden among other leaders. PM Nawaz was given a spectacular welcome upon his arrival.