State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali said on Wednesday 1,100 kilometre transmission lines would be laid to resolve electricity crisis in the country.
He said 93 grid new stations were being established to eliminate the power crisis as soon as possible. He said 1,000MW would be generated by new power plants by the end of this year. He was talking to newsmen after inaugurating renovations of a grid station in Shujaabad.
Responding to a question, Abid said the PTI had not provided proof of rigging to the judicial commission formed on Imran Khan’s insistence. He said the PTI would lose credibility when the judicial commission made its findings public. He said an inquiry should be held against the PTI and pre-poll rigging in local government elections in Khyber Pakkhtunkhwa.
Abid said the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government had not launched any hydel project in the province since it was voted in.
He said the PTI should have been banned for attacking the parliament in August last year.
He said peace in Karachi was imperative for economic activity. He said the operation led by Rangers in Karachi was targeting hardened criminals. He said there was no likelihood of imposing of governor’s rule in Sindh.
Published in The Express Tribune, July 2nd, 2015.