PR No. 130Meeting Reviews Progress On Power Projects Islamabad: December 13, 2015

Finance Minister, Senator Mohammad Ishaq Dar chaired a meeting of the senior officials of the Ministries of Finance, Water & Power and Petroleum & Natural Resources here.

Federal Minister for Water and Power, Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Secretary to Prime Minister, Fawad Hasan Fawad were also present in the meeting.

The meeting reviewed progress about the ongoing power projects besides having detailed deliberations on energy projects which are in the pipeline. Officials of the Ministry of Water & Power gave the meeting an update on energy projects and also dilated on the arrangements for evacuation of the electricity to be produced in future. Ministry of Petroleum and Natural Resources gave an overview of the supply of natural gas that would be required to facilitate the upcoming power projects.

The Minister on this occasion said that it was Prime Minister’s resolve to overcome the problem of energy shortage. It was therefore imperative that all ministries concerned put in their best efforts to achieve the objective of resolving the energy problem, the Minister remarked.

The meeting also welcomed the progress achieved in the CASA-1000 project and observed that it would supplement efforts for enhanced power generation in the country besides promoting regional connectivity.