Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has given the go-ahead for implementing a 2000 megawatts solar power project in the public sector. This announcement was made during a meeting on Thursday.
Speaking on the occasion, the prime minister said that solar projects will produce environment-friendly, low-cost electricity in the country. This would further assist us in resolving the problems associated with line losses and power theft as well as save valuable foreign exchange.
As a part of the project, the agricultural tube wells in the country would be converted into solar power plants to generate power from solar energy rather than fuel. In this regard, a site near Muzaffargarh has also been found where a 600 MW solar-powered power plant will be built.
Finance Minister, Former Prime Minister, Commerce Minister, Advisor to the Prime Minister, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister, and National Food Security Minister were all present in the meeting.
It is also pertinent to note that the generation of an 11KV solar-powered feeder is also being planned. The prime minister has urged the authorities in charge to speed up the process.