ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister Planning, Development and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal on Wednesday said that power projects launched by the present government would add 10,000 megawatts of electricity to the national grid by 2018. In a statement, Iqbal said that completion of power projects would require three to four years. He hoped that around 10,000MW would be added to the system after completion of these projects, relieving Pakistan of the plague that is the current energy crisis. The minister said the government is also making efforts to manage the power situation in the country before the completion of power projects. He said that due to the negligence in the past 15 years or so, the country has faced a severe power crisis that is hampering growth. “However, there is hope as completion of projects will provide enough electricity for the country,” he said.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 25th, 2015.
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