PM expresses satisfaction over the pace of work on the energy projects and said that the present government is effectively diversifying the energy mix of the country to overcome the energy shortfall. He was chairing a meeting on energy projects in the country in Islamabad today. PM said it is encouraging that all the ongoing energy projects are being executed cost-effectively, He laid special emphasis on the progress of energy projects under the CPEC and directed for reviewing the pace of work on these projects on regular basis
The Meeting was attended by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Secretary Water and other senior government officials.
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Sheikh Aftab Ahmad (Federal Minister for Parliamentary Affairs)
“Present government is taking keen interest for completion of energy projects on time. Previous governments ignored this issue. More than thirty four billion dollars are being spent on the completion of various projects of energy. Various projects of Atomic, Hydel, Wind and solar energy are being completed on priority basis. Government will overcome the load-shedding crisis till 2018. This time provision of electricity is continue to industry without any break.
Senator Muhammad Javed Abbasi (PML-N)
“ Timely completion of Energy projects is top priority of Prime Minister. Some projects are unluckily uncompleted from 1980 due to the political reasons . We are paying special attention on the provision of electricity to the people .CPEC will play the vital role to get rid of load shedding menace. Provincial governments should also play their due role to overcome the crisis .We are mobilising all resources and channels for generating maximum energy and to get rid of load shedding at earliest possible.
Begum Tahira Bukhari (MNA-PML-N)
“Pakistan Muslim League-N government is committed to cope with energy crisis on top priority basis. The government allocates huge funds for power generation and this process will continue to fulfill its promise for complete eradication of load shedding. Government will fulfill its promises regarding energy because Pakistan’s energy security is priority of PML-N government.
Dr.Ashfaq Hassan (Former Finance Minister)
“Energy is essential for growth of economy of the country . It is expected that 11000 MW electricity will add in the national Grid till 2018 which will improve the situation and good sign for the economy of the country . The business and trade will boost up with the improvement of electricity situation in the country . CPEC is mega project and highly beneficial for the Pakistan. Support of China to overcome the energy shortage is incredible as well as remarkable. Government should work on demand and supply because the population is increasing with the passage of time . We have to work to reduce the line losses to meet the shortage of energy .
Humayun Iqbal Shami (Chairman Pakistan Economic Forum)
“Steps taken by the government to overcome energy crisis are very satisfactory .The projects required time for their completion. CPEC will play central role to overcome the energy shortage. Policies of government are positive and steps taken by the Prime Minister putting positive impacts on economy of Pakistan.
Zafaryab Khan (Spokesman Water and Power Ministry)
“By virtue of effective policies of the government the duration of load shedding has been reduced to many folds as compare to previous year. Now people are feeling sigh of relief while the industrial wheel is in full motion. We are already working on strategy for overcoming the energy crisis under the programme long, medium and short term power generation plans. Many of the programs have already been initiated in the country.