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Print Print 2023-06-18

PM lays focus on solar energy imperative

  • Reviews process of formulation of policy regarding alternative sources of energy especially solar
Published June 18, 2023

LAHORE: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif Saturday asked the authorities concerned to finalise the policy on alternate energy especially solar power as early as possible.

He said this while reviewing the process of formulation of policy regarding alternative sources of energy especially solar in a meeting chaired by him in Lahore.

The meeting was briefed in detail about the progress on the countrywide solarization projects and on policy of alternative sources of energy.

PM for making energy sector reforms part of budget

The premier said the government had ensured in the budget implementation of the measures about alternative sources of energy including solar energy.

He said the process of converting public buildings on solar energy should be fast-tracked.

“Solar energy would not only reduce the cost of production but would also save precious foreign exchange,” he said.

He noted that Pakistan had immense capacity to produce solar energy.

Federal ministers Khawaja Asif, Engineer Khurram Dastgir, Syed Naveed Qamar, Riaz Hussain Pirzada, Advisor to PM Ahad Cheema, Special Assistant Jehanzeb Khan, Chairman National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) and officials concerned attended the meeting.

Copyright Business Recorder, 2023

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Syed Tanwir Hasan Jun 18, 2023 06:46am
Good work by this PM.
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Tulukan Mairandi Jun 18, 2023 11:12am
Of course as his sons have gotten involved in solar panel import from china
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zaya zaya Jun 18, 2023 01:48pm
His son was in Turkey lining up business to export Solar panels, any surprises; Family Business First!
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Night Owl Jun 18, 2023 02:14pm
What he thinks, solar energy is cheap? It has high initial cost and when you have no money how is he going to install? It's all a ploy to keep fooling people
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