Loadshedding to end by 2017: PM

Updated 01 Jul 2015

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He said the government had lowered the power tariff by Rs5.32 per unit. ─ Reuters/File
He said the government had lowered the power tariff by Rs5.32 per unit. ─ Reuters/File

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday that his government’s top priority was to rid the country of chronic loadshedding by 2017.

Addressing the ground-breaking ceremony of the 24-km signal free corridor of the Islamabad Expressway, Mr Sharif said that besides development of infrastructure, the government was equally concentrating on energy-related projects.

The prime minister said that this year there was less loadshedding than last year and mentioned a number of ongoing power projects, eg the 960MW Neelum Jhelum, 1400MW Tarbella-IV and 1000MW by LNG which, he said, would help address the issue of power shortage.

He said the government had lowered the power tariff by Rs5.32 per unit.

Published in Dawn, July 1st, 2015

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