PR No.181 Meeting Reviews Energy Sector Projects Islamabad

Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar here on Tuesday chaired a high level meeting to review progress about projects in the energy sector.

Officials of the Ministry of Water and Power gave the meeting an update on hydel, gas, wind, solar and coal based projects being undertaken for enhancing power generation. The meeting was informed about the financials arrangements and the timelines being followed in respect of each project. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources apprised the meeting about arrangements for supply of natural gas and the development of necessary infrastructure that would be required to facilitate the upcoming power projects.

Minister Dar on this occasion said it was Prime Minister’s resolve to address the problem of energy shortage and that all ministries/departments concerned should put in their best efforts to achieve this objective and also attain the targets set for December 2017.

The Minister on this occasion emphasized that timelines for different projects should be strictly followed. He also desired for update on the progress of these projects on regular basis.

Federal Minister for Water and Power, Khwaja Muhammad Asif, Federal Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Secretary to Prime Minister, Fawad Hasan Fawad, senior officials of the Ministries of Finance, Water & Power, P&NR and PPIB were present in the meeting.