Load shedding to be eliminated early next year; Lies, misstatements are disservice to nation: Shehbaz


LAHORE , Punjab Chief Minister (CM) Shehbaz Sharif on Friday claimed that problem of load shedding has been curbed thoroughly while power cuts would be eliminated for forever by the end of this year or early next year.

He was addressing contract signing ceremony of 1263MW power plant project. He hoped that load shedding would never ever dare to come back provided a dedicated and committed leadership was running the country. He said the signing of the 1263 MW Punjab Power Plant in Jhang is yet another gigantic step towards meeting the power demands of agriculture, industry and domestic consumers.

He said the first phase of the plant would be completed in 14 months with 810 MW and the combine cycle 1263 MW would be ready within 26 months which is another unprecedented timeline in the history of the country.

Shahbaz Sharif said there is always gap at times when some plants are under repair at critical times of the year like Ramazan and Summer otherwise they would put the final nail in the coffin of load shedding.

He appreciated support from the Chinese government and friends which he said, will go a long way in building Pakistan economy.

Sharif stated that billions were lost owing to irregularities in rental power plant projects and Nandipur plant while not a single paisa has gone to corruption in the plants being implemented by the PML-N government under the leadership of Nawaz Sharif.

He said the plant would be completed with a saving of Rs 10 billion when compared with three LNG plants set up earlier.

“Pakistan is facing challenges of terrorism and political instability. Future generations would not pardon us if we continue uttering lie”, Sharif warned opponents.

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