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Thar coal power project to be operational by 2018 end: Ahsan Iqbal

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said for the first time, under China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC), a genuine programme had been initiated -- to mine coal from Thar -- and this first coal power project in the area will become operational by the end of the following year. "The Thar coal project is enough to generate 5,000 megawatts of electricity for four hundred years," he said while addressing a function organized by Pakistan Institute for Conflict and Security Studies in…