STAFF REPORT LHR: The energy shortage in Pakistan has instilled soreness to majority of industries. The government of Punjab has decided to set up 3600 MW gas power project in the province. This was announced by Chief Minister Punjab, Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif while chairing a high level meeting in which experts and senior government officials and other stakeholders were present.

The Chief Minister apprised during the meeting, “Punjab government`s foremost priority is to stem energy crisis and in an attempt to that gas power plants will be setup in the province and feasibility reports of three projects has been prepared in this regard”.

Chairman Punjab Power Development Company Arif Saeed was also present on the occasion. He said that the Punjab government is fully committed to resolve energy crisis and these new gas power projects will be a puff of fresh air in the current dismal situation of power shortage.

The renewable energy including solar, coal, and biomass energy can also be utilized for power production and the current situation demands to use all the available resources in a smart manner so to effectively combat with the challenges.

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