Pakistan

PM says ‘no date promised for loadshedding end’

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Monday clarified that he had not promised any date for end to power outages in the country, ARY News reported.

Inaugurating the new terminal of Multan International Airport in Multan on Monday, he said said 10,000 megawatt of additional electricity will be added to the national grid by the end of 2017.

This will end gap between demand and supply, end load shedding and electricity will be available for new development projects.  He said it is our utmost effort to produce cheap electricity and for this purpose we are exploiting all resources including coal, LNG, hydel, wing and solar.

PM Sharif said the government had allocated Rs 55 billion last year for Lahore-Karachi motorway project. Land acquisition process for the project is in full swing. He said he will soon perform ground breaking of Karachi-Hyderabad section of the motorway while Sukkur to Multan section will be constructed under Pakistan-China economic corridor project.

He said the present government will strive to complete Lahore-Karachi motorway before 2017.

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