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The Government is taking a number of steps to generate adequate electricity on affordable rates.

According to official sources, to produce cheap electricity, vigorous follow up is being undertaken to develop the on-going mega hydel power projects including Tarbela-IV, Neelum Jhelum, Dasu Dam and Diamer-Bhasha Dam.

Other measures for this purpose are development of alternate energy sources including wind, solar and bagasse, conversion of existing oil based plants to coal based plants and enhancement of thermal efficiency of existing power plants.

The sources said once these actions materialize, cost of electricity will reduce significantly and ultimately consumer end tariff will also be reduced.

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