Thar Coal Project: Nuclear scientist and former Chairman Dr Samar Mubarak makes stunning revelations

Thar Coal Project: Nuclear scientist and former Chairman Dr Samar Mubarak makes stunning revelations
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LAHORE – Renowned Pakistani nuclear scientist and former Chairman Thar-Coal project, Dr Samar Mubarak Mand has made stunning revelations over the much hyped Thar Coal Power project.

Talking to a private channel, he said the Sindh government had got approval from the federal government for making the cheap electricity through Thar-Coal project adding that a huge quantity of coal was available in Sindh province.

‘We are confident that the audit team could not find any misappropriation or irregularities in fund utilization,’ he affirmed.

The scientist asserted that this was an 8.9 billion rupees project, which should have been completed in a stipulated time frame.

The scientist said in the first phase, 3.7 billion rupees were spent to produce cheap electricity adding that the project had started functioning for about 9000 hours.

We successfully managed to generate electricity through utilization of coal. We had hired an expert for achieving progress from this mega project but due to unavailability of funds, the project could not continue or produce the expected results, he added.

To a question about shutting down the important project, he said the project was under investigation and being audited, adding that we will win the case as no anomaly could be found in this Thar-Coal project.

The decision of this case would be in our favour, he said.

The comments came days after the supreme court ordered to conduct audit of the Thar coal power project.

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