Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Saturday that the problem of gas and electricity shortage in Pakistan has now been resolved. According to the Prime Minister, there was an on-going crisis of electricity and gas in the country when PML-N came into power in 2013. The constant efforts taken by the government alongside all the steps taken with a focused approach has finally managed to resolve the problem, added the prime minister.
Ever since Pakistan came into being, a total of 20,000 MW of electricity generation capacity had been put in place. However, during the past four years alone, some 10,000 MW had been added to the national grid by introducing new power generation projects.
During the inaugural ceremony of the Pakistan International Bulk Terminal (PIBT) at Port Qasim, the prime minister said that democracy is the last option to achieve real progress, provided that it is allowed to work without any interruption.
He added that during the past four years, PML-N managed to initiate and complete not only a large number of new development projects, but also took care of the projects that had been deferred for decades and brought them to completion.
Moreover, he assured, PML-N took such mega projects not to seek votes but to only serve the people of Pakistan and develop the infrastructure that is required for the true progress of the country. Appreciating the efforts made by PIBT, the Prime Minister said that the dirty cargo terminal had been timely completed because a number of coal-based power plant would be importing coal.
Making reference to the CPEC, the PM said that no such investment of this sort had been made in the past, exceeding more than the total investment ever made in Pakistan in the last 70 years.
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