No compromise on energy projects' efficiency: PM Nawaz

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Nawaz Sharif vowed to end power outages from the country

KARACHI (Dunya News) – While chairing the cabinet committee on energy meeting, PM Nawaz Sharif vowed to eliminate electricity loadshedding from the country as soon as possible.

He said that the government had steadfastly worked in the last three years to achieve the goal of ending loadshedding on priority basis.

Nawaz Sharif told that at least 8,000 megawatt electricity would be added to the national grid till 2018. He said that the government was not only focusing on the existing energy shortfalls, but also determined to cope with the growing future needs.

Prime Minister ordered early completion of power projects without compromising on efficiency and quality of work.

The meeting was informed that about 5,710 Megawatts would be added to the system by the end of 2017. Also, the committee approved new LNG-based gas connections for domestic, industrial and commercial users.