Minister for devising better policies to overcome energy crisis

ISLAMABAD, Aug 5 (APP):Minister for Planning, Development, and Special Initiatives Ahsan Iqbal Friday stressed the need to devise future policies and planning on scientific basis to bring the country out of energy crisis.

Addressing the closing ceremony of the five-day training workshop on “Low Emission Analysis Platform” (LEAP), organized by Pakistan Planning Management Institute (PPMI) here, the minister said the project of integrated planning in the energy sector was initiated in 2016 and under the same project, the government would be succeeded to bring the country out of the energy crisis in future.

Ahsan Iqbal said lack of integrated energy planning in the previous government had affected the energy sector as a result the country was facing energy crisis.

Under the Vision 2025, he said the energy, food and water securities were combined as energy had become as important as the food and water security.

Ahsan Iqbal hoped that the participants of the training workshop would benefit from the new researches in the energy planning.
He said in the modern economy, energy had now become the basic necessity and without it the life was not possible.

In today’s era, the minister said there was a war of competition across the globe, and cheap and clean energy was the basic requirement to win that war.

Ahsan Iqbal said the government had to take tough decisions to put set the direction of the country’s on right path. Now, he said due to those tough decision, the country had been put on the path of economic revival and stability.