Alternative energy holds key to overcome Energy crisis: Prime Minister

Islamabad, June 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has said that Pakistan’s huge alternative energy potential holds the key to overcome the acute energy crisis facing the country. “All avenues need to be explored and every effort needs to be put to tap in the alternative energy potential of the country”, emphasized the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister expressed these views while speaking at a presentation given to him on Solar Energy resources in Pakistan and investment opportunities by a consortium of foreign and local companies.

The consortium showed confidence in the leadership of Muhammad Nawaz Sharif and informed that the pro-investor policies of the present government have attracted them towards investment opportunities in Pakistan.

While addressing the meeting, the Prime Minister said that his government would go an extra mile to facilitate those companies and firms which transfer technology through their investments in the alternative energy sector in Pakistan.

The Prime Minister observed that Pakistan possesses huge potential of solar and wind energy and reservoir of coal and other fossil fuels to produce electricity and if utilized optimally, it would help to improve people’s standards of living.

The meeting was attended by Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Water and Power, Dr. Mussadiq Malik, Special Assistant to Prime Minister and senior officials of the government.

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