Prime Minister Mian Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said acute energy crisis, in the country will be  solved by 2018.

He said addressing the ground breaking ceremony of 1180 Megawatts Bhiki Gas Power Plant near Sheikhupura on Friday.  

The Prime Minister said NEPRA had allowed to set up this project in 95 Billion Rupees. However, Punjab Government will complete this project just in fifty five billion rupees by 2017.

He said Bhikki Power Plant Project is a landmark project for solution of energy crisis in the country.

He said the government is heading to generate sufficient electricity with cheaper rates.

He said that work has to be done on ground, as electricity cannot be generated by merely burning the electricity bills during sit-ins.

The Prime Minister praised the efforts of the Punjab Chief Minister Mian Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, and his team for their hard work and dedication for resolving the power crisis.

Nawaz Sharif said the Federal Government is also setting up two more gas power plants at Haveli Bahadur Shah, Jhang and Balloki with total power generation of twelve hundred megawatts.

He said that due to successful economic policies of the government, foreign currency reserves have been enhanced breaking all previous records.

He said various power projects are being completed at Port Qasim. Hydel power generation will also be done from Bhasha Dam, Dasu Dam and Neelum Jhelum projects.

He said that completion of all these power plants will help in bringing maximum possible foreign and local investment in various sectors.

The Prime Minister said that Pakistan is heading on the path of progress and prosperity. He said that work on Karachi Lahore Motorway will be completed by year 2018. 


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