Around 3,600 megawatts of electricity will be added to the system within two years, State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali said on Tuesday.
He was addressing a gathering in Gujrat. “The government is making all efforts to resolve the energy crisis,” he said.
Gujrat DCO Liaqat Ali Chattha briefed the minister about the various development projects going on in the district.
“A park is being constructed on 92 acres of land. The travelling time between Gujrat and Sialkot will be reduced after the completion of the Shahbazpur Bridge on Chenab River. A flyover is also being built on Shaheen Chowk. It will reduce traffic congestion on GT Road. The government has also approved Rs540 million for repairing and constructing 65 kilometres of rural roads under the Khadam-i-Punjab Road Programme,” Chattha said.
MNA Nawabzada Mazhar Ali Khan, MPA Chaudhry Muhammad Ashraf, MPA Haji Imran Zafar and Nawabzada Tahirul Mulk attended the event.
Ali later met members of the Gujrat Chamber of Commerce and Industry.
He also held an open court. The state minister said that the government was committed to resolving the problems of the people at their doorstep.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 15th, 2015.