PM Nawaz Sharif inaugurates first solar park, resolves to end loadshedding by 2018

05 May, 2015 2:44 pm

BAHAWALPUR (92 News) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday inaugurated the second phase of  Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park (QASP), saying that loadshedding would end by 2018.

Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif was also accompanying him.

Speaking on the occasion, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said that it is the government’s top priority is to end terrorism and peace in Karachi.

“The government is leaving no stone unturned to remove darkness from our lives,” he said. “The whole world is acknowledging Pakistan’s progress in different sectors, including energy.”

The QASP has been designed to generate a total of 1,000 MW of electricity. The QASP’s first unit reportedly went into test run last month, achieving successful results.

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Acting Governor Rana Muhammad Iqbal Khan, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Petroleum Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Chinese ambassador Sun Weidong were also present on the occasion besides a number of Federal and provincial ministers.

Earlier, the construction of the first phase of 100MW had been taken in hand last year. The second phase is expected to be completed by the start of 2016.

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