Renewable energy sources to boost economy

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Staff Reporter

Karachi

President Pakistan Businessmen and Intellectuals Forum (PBIF), President All Karachi Industrial Alliance (AKIA), Senior Vice Chairman of the Businessmen Panel of FPCCI and former provincial minister, Mian Zahid Hussain on Wednesday lauded the efforts of the government to rationalize power purchase agreements signed with private power producers. Balanced agreements will provide some relief to the masses and reduce the cost of doing business which will increase production and exports, he said. Talking to the business community, the veteran business leader said that electricity is costly in Pakistan as compared to the regional countries which has many disadvantages including costly production. The former minister noted that a flawed power policy was made a few decades ago in which national interests were compromised for personal welfare.