Overcoming power crisis not possible in a day, says PM
KARACHI: While asking people to practise patience, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that overcoming electricity crisis was not possible in a day, ARY News reported on Tuesday.
He stated this after laying the foundation of coal-based power project with a capacity to generate 1,320 mega watts electricity at Port Qasim, Karachi.
The prime minister said country was already plunged into darkness and national exchequer was empty when he assumed power. “We are now working speedily on different power projects,” he added.
He said electricity projects to generate 21,000 MWs were being initiated across the country. “Under the new projects, 6,000 MWs power will be generated from Gadani project, 1320 MWs Jamshoro, 2600 MWs Punjab, 4,000 MWs Dasu Dam, 6,500 MWs Diamer-Bhasha Dam and 960 MWs from Neelum Jhelum project,” said Nawaz.
He reiterated to construct Karachi-Lahore motorway project to facilitate denizens of both the cities.
The inauguration ceremony was attended among others by local and foreign guests.