Shahid Khaqan Abbasi meets Shehbaz Sharif


LAHORE, Jan 16 (APP): Federal Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Saturday met Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif and discussed matters of mutual interest and energy projects especially power plants to be operated on gas.
Speaking on the occasion, the Chief Minister said that work was speedily in progress on 3600 megawatts gas-based  power project and a huge sum of Rs 112 billion of the nation
had been saved through maintaining the highest standard of transparency in these projects.
He said that gas-based power projects would be completed by  the end of 2017. He said that vigorous efforts had been made during the last two and a half years for execution of energy projects for overcoming shortage of electricity.
Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, the economy had improved due to  policies of the government, confidence of investors had increased  and foreign exchange reserves are at the highest level in the
history of the country.
Special Assistant to Prime and Chairman Board of Investment  Pakistan Muftah Ismail was also present on the occasion.