Govt to add 11,200MW electricity to national grid by Dec 2017, Ahsan

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Planning Development & Reforms Ahsan Iqbal has reiterated that the PLM-N government would add 11,200MW electricity in the national grid by December 2017 after completion of most of the China-Pak Economic Corridor (CPEC) energy projects.


The minister said this while presiding over a meeting of Prime Minister’s Delivery Unit at Planning Commission of Pakistan.

The meeting reviewed the progress of various energy projects, which are presently under construction.

The meeting was briefed about construction of Port Qasim Coal Plant, Sahiwal Power Plant, Thar Power Plant and Hubco Power Plant.

The meeting decided to strengthen the monitoring mechanism for timely completion of power plants in the light of directives of the prime minister.

It also decided to convene national conference on energy next week by inviting the stakeholders and experts of this sector.

Iqbal said that efforts are underway to ensure timely completion of these projects. He said that steps are being taken to improve the transmission and distribution of electricity along with generation of electricity.