ISLAMABAD   -    Federal government is holding a pre-bidding conference on solar energy projects in Islamabad on Wednesday to discuss prospects for use of renewable energy sources in the country with foreign companies. Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif told this to a delegation of a Chinese company Zonergy Corporation, headed by its president Richard J Guo who called on him in Islamabad on Tuesday. The prime minister said renewable energy, being the future of Pakistan, will help generate cheaper electricity and reduce the burden of inflation on the people.