New energy policy finalised: Nawaz Sharif

Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif discussed the outline of a new energy policy to be announced shortly.

Web Desk June 28, 2013
The meeting put the final touches on the new energy policy. PHOTO: ARIF SOOMRO/EXPRESS/FILE

ISLAMABAD: In a high-level meeting on Friday, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif in Islamabad gave final touches to the new energy policy, Radio Pakistan reported.

Nawaz Sharif said that the new energy policy will turn out to be panacea to energy crisis confronting the country.

Speaking about the people and the national economy having suffered badly due to crippling power crisis, he said that it is high time that prudent and consistent policies are implemented to help everyone come out of this morass.

The meeting briefly discussed the main features of the new energy policy.

It was also decided that the new power policy would be announced shortly by the Prime Minister.

Last week, the federal minister for water and power Khwaja Mohammad Asif announced that a new energy policy will be announced soon. He said that 600-700 MW more hydel power is expected in the national grid and the government is working on a roadmap to ensure equitable load-shedding as directed by the Supreme Court.


Pervaiz Lodhie | 10 years ago | Reply

How can each person in Pakistan create Energy to help Pakistan out of this crisis? Very easy. I do it all the time. Every time you turn OFF a 13 watt CFL energy saver you are actually CREATING 13 Watts of ENERGY like a power plant. Its that simple. If you replace a 26 watt cfl with a 13Watt LED bulb you are generating 13 watts for Pakistan.

Pervaiz Lodhie | 10 years ago | Reply

People of Pakistan can ease their pain by truly partnering with PM Nawaz and his Energy Team. Best way is if in homes and retail businesses if you have 10 saver bulbs just turn OFF 5 bulbs and leave 5 ON. Collective this will help a lot and 180 million Pakistanis will instantly become private sector partners of the new government. Try it you will like it.

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