Load shedding to be eliminated by 2017-18: PM
Inaugurates gas power project at Haveli Bahadur Shah to be completed in 2017 and it will save Rs.37b.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said the menace of electricity load shedding will be eliminated by 2017-18 after completion of power projects initiated by the government.
He was addressing after inaugurating work on 1230-megawatt LNG power project at Haveli Bahadar Shah near Jhang on Friday.
The Prime Minister observed that load shedding has already decreased by fifty percent in the country because of the steps taken by the government.
He said that the PML(N) Government is completing a number of power projects, run by various sources of energy, including water, solar, coal, gas and wind.
He said that another new power plant project will be inaugurated at Balloki soon.
He said that government is delivering on all fronts. He said a new culture of transparency has been introduced in the country under which huge savings have been ensured from the estimated costs of new power projects.
Through this practice, the government has saved 110 billion rupees on three LNG power plants.
He praised the untiring efforts of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif, concerned Ministers, and high up officials in establishing these projects.
Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said work is also in progress on laying pipeline from country's coasts to these LNG plants. He said that transmission lines will also be laid for transmission of electricity to the national grid.
The Prime Minister said power generation is not the only objective, but supply of cheaper electricity to domestic consumers as well as industry is also a priority of his government.
He said that the lights of Karachi have also been restored by improving law and order situation and foreign investor are now coming to make investment in the country.
The Prime Minister said work is also being done on new hydel projects like Bhasha, Bunji and and Dasu.
He said that China Pakistan Economic Corridor project will bring prosperity to all ares of Pakistan.
Criticizing his political opponents for creating hurdles in the way of government's public welfare programmes and other mega projects, the Prime Minister urged them to refrain from baseless criticism.