ISLAMABAD – Pakistan’s federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif has expressed the hope to overcome the power load-shedding by 2017, PakistanTribe.com reported.
According to the PakistanTribe’s correspondent the Minister while talking to a local news channel has said for this purpose, the government is working on a number of projects.
He said electricity shortage had been witnessed during winter because of less hydel power generation.
To a question, he said Nandipur Power Plant would be fully operational in two years.
Due to current fuel crisis in the country different areas of Pakistan facing the load-shedding double than routine.
Responding to another question about the current petrol shortage, Khawaja Asif said the government is taking steps to overcome the crisis.
The minister said petroleum prices would be reduced further next month (February 2015).
Pakistan’s largest province Punjab has disturbed the most with current petroleum shortage as long queues can be seen on different fuel stations located in different cities of the province including provincial capital Lahore.
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