3,600MW to be added to national grid this year: PML-N lawmakers

3,600MW to be added to national grid this year: PML-N lawmakers

LAHORE: Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) lawmakers on Sunday said that 3600-megawatt gas power projects at Jhang, Sheikhupura and Balloki would be completed during the current year.

Talking to APP, MNA Mehmood Bashir Virk said that under the PML-N government, round-the-clock efforts were being made for  ending the energy crisis.

He said that all projects were proving fruitful and ongoing energy projects would be completed on time or well before time.

"The government is working on alternative energy resources to meet the growing demand," he added.

Virk said that the PML-N believed in politics of decency, ethics and service to the people, while the politics of the opponents revolve around lies, hypocrisy and personal interests, he added.

MNA Awais Leghari said that a new history of hard work, honesty and continuous struggle was being written with regard to work on energy projects.

"Haveli Bahadur Shah gas-power plant's first unit has started producing 760-MW electricity," he added.

He said that Chashma IV, Bhikki, Bahadur Shah, Sahiwal Coal, Tarbella IV, Neelum-Jhelum and other projects would help overcome the energy crisis in the country.

Leghari said many projects were being completed with local funding and Thar-Coal project would be completed under the  China-Pakistan Economic Corridor project.

He further said that about 3000-megawatt energy would also be available through solar and wind projects and work on hydel projects to generate 12,000-megawatt electricity was also in progress.

MPA Qazi Adnan Farid said that 1,320-megawatt Sahiwal Coal Power Project would also be completed in a record period of time. He said that with the completion of the project, 1,320-megawatt electricity would be added to the national grid.

Qazi Adnan Farid said that the project would prove to be an important milestone in progress and prosperity of the country.

MPA Majid Zahoor said that completion of energy projects would result in elimination of darkness from the country and provision of cheap electricity to the consumers as well.

He said that the Punjab government was completing projects of energy generation through coal, gas, wind, solar and other sources.

Zahoor said that the Punjab government had saved Rs 112 billion in energy projects.