PM reviews progress on energy projects

ISLAMABAD, Aug 2 (APP): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Tuesday chaired a meeting to review progress on the energy projects in the country and expressed his satisfaction over pace of work.
The meeting reviewed the progress on the ongoing and future energy projects in terms of the benchmarks.
Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif said that the present government was effectively diversifying the energy mix of the country to overcome the energy shortfall.
“We will end load-shedding from the country by the end of our tenure,” a press release of the PM Office Media Wing quoted the Prime Minister as saying.
He said it was encouraging that all the ongoing energy projects were being executed cost-effectively.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Finance Senator Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Chief Minister Punjab Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Secretary Water and Power Muhammad Younas Dagha and other senior government officials.
The Prime Minister laid special emphasis on the progress of energy projects under the China Pakistan Economic Corridor and directed for reviewing the pace of work on these projects on regular basis.
The Prime Minister further directed that utmost transparency must be ensured while executing all the energy projects in the country.
He said “Our aim is to reduce the energy shortfall in the country that has been affecting the domestic as well as industrial consumers for several years. We are committed to provide not only sufficient electricity but also affordable electricity to the consumers enabling them to contribute in the socio-economic development of the country.”