The government was striving hard to overcome energy crisis after taking all-out steps, said Federal Minister for Water and Power Chaudhary Ahmad Mukhtar on Saturday at inauguration of 132-KV Kundian grid station at Lundianwala.
He said government would resolve the issue by generating cheap electricity from coal and had set its priorities to provide cheaper electricity to the industrial as well as agriculture sector.
He said three to four times more industrialisation occurred in the country during the tenure of the PPP as compared to tenures of previous regimes. He said an industrial grid station would be inaugurated soon in Jaranwala to provide cheap electricity to industrial sector of this area. Small dams would be constructed in the country besides installation of powerhouses and getting 1,200 megawatt electricity from Neelum Jehlum project to overcome the energy crisis.
He inaugurated the 132-KV Kundian grid station while advisor to PM for Petroleum and Natural Resources Dr Asim Husain, Chairman PM Inspection Commission Nawab Sher Waseer and MPA Rae Shah Jahan Khan were also present. app