Overcoming energy crisis govt’s top priority: Asif
Govt to allocate huge funds for power generation
SIALKOT—Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) government is committed to cope with energy crisis on top priority basis.
Talking to APP at Pakistan Muslim League House on Sunday he said government will allocate huge funds during next fiscal year for power generation and this process will continue to fulfill its promise for getting rid of the load shedding.
Asif said, PML-N government mobilizing all resources and channels to get rid of the menace at earliest and by virtue of effective policies of the government the duration of load shedding has been reduced to many folds as compare to previous year.
The Minister said the government will fulfill its promises regarding energy because Pakistan’s energy security is top priority of the PML-N government. We are already working on strategy for overcoming the energy crisis besides under the programme long, medium and short term power generation plans had already been initiated in the country.
He said the PMLN government was making adequate efforts for strengthening and stabilizing the industrial sector because the industrial sector is backbone of the national economy.
Khawaja Asif said government was utilizing sufficient funds for improving the means of communication in rural and urban areas of the country. The basic objective of improving the means of communication was to bringing neglected areas at equal par with the developed areas of the country, he added.
He said that the mega project of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) will play pivotal role in bringing revolutionary changes and usher economic stability and prosperity in the country.
Similarly, Gwador port will also play a dominating role in strengthening national economy and overall development of the country, he added. Gwador port and CPEC projects will open new vistas of development and prosperity as well as ensure employment opportunities for the people of the country, he said.
Earlier, addressing the people in Open Kutchary the Minister said that federal and provincial governments were utilizing all available resources for the timely completion of projects for the provision of basic facilities to general public.—APP