Electricity shortage: Efforts under way to end crisis, says Shehbaz

CM says speedy work on three gas-based power projects with the capacity of 3,600MW is underway.


Our Correspondent April 05, 2017
Shahbaz Sharif. PHOTO: APP

LAHORE: Extensive efforts have been made during the past four years to end the electricity crisis, said Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Tuesday.

He said speedy work on three gas-based power projects with the capacity of 3,600MW was being carried out and an amount of Rs112 billion has been saved in these projects.

The chief minister expressed these views during a meeting with Federal Petroleum and Natural Resources Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi. The leaders discussed electricity projects, especially gas-based power schemes and matters of mutual interest. The chief minister said three gas-based power projects with the capacity of 3,600MW were under construction at a fast pace.

“The political parties responsible for pushing the country into the darkness are now worried by the speedy completion of these power projects,” the CM said. He said gas-based power projects would be completed in the record period of 27 months.

He said surplus electricity would be available for agriculture, industry, livestock, education, health and other social sectors.  

Published in The Express Tribune, April 5th, 2017.

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