Punjab govt's 'Sahiwal power plant' pictures stir controversy

PTI says govt trying to deceive nation by sharing pictures of American power plants with tweets on Sahiwal power plant

News Desk May 27, 2017
The Sahiwal power plant? Not really. PHOTO: Twitter

The Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) has lambasted the Punjab government on social media for sharing pictures of American power plants with the latter's tweets about the recently inaugurated Sahiwal power plant.

The party's official account tweeted:

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The PTI maintained that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government was trying to deceive the nation by using these pictures.

On May 24, the Punjab government had tweeted:

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The two pictures are in fact of American power plants taken in 2007 and 2009.

Southern Company's Plant Bowen in Cartersville, Georgia is seen in this aerial photograph in Cartersville in this file photo taken September 4, 2007. PHOTO: Reuters

American Electric Power's (AEP) Mountaineer coal power plant, including cooling tower and stacks in New Haven, West Virginia, October 30, 2009. PHOTO: AFP


Abduk Qadeer | 4 years ago | Reply @Maz: And load shedding increased right after that miracle came to life. Where are the extra 600MW in the grid?
Maz | 4 years ago | Reply Does the pic matter at all? I just saw the one day before yesterday in Sahiwal. It is much more impressive actually. Similar looks especially the chimneys but layout is much more impressive. The wrong pic may be a mistake or deliberate omission by a bureaucrat inclined towards PTI. Have a heart PTI. This one is really a miracle...such a huge and beautiful structure on ground in such a short time and now producing.. Don't try to take away their credit by such things...these are mean tactics and doesn't pay at all.
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