PM orders enhanced power supply to industries

Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif on Monday directed the authorities concerned to increase the supply of electricity to industrial units to bridge the energy supply gap.
"In addition to it, the industries should also get gas supply for two days a week," he said while chairing a meeting to review the energy situation in the country.
The meeting was attended by Federal Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, Federal Minister for Planning and Development Ahsan Iqbal, Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif, and Federal Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
The Prime Minister was given a detailed briefing on the energy situation in the country.
The meeting also discussed the implementation status of Jamshoro coal-based power plant, Diamer Bhasha and Dasu dams, and Tarbella extension project.
The Prime Minister directed to enhance the pace of work on these projects.
In order to overcome the energy shortage and provide cheap energy to the masses, the Prime Minister said more solar power projects should be explored.
He also directed the Ministry of Water and Power to provide projected demand and supply position of electricity from 2014-18 in order to adequately address the growing demand of power.
The Prime Minister also directed that he should be apprised of the implementation status of energy projects on regular basis.

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