ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has said that he hopes load shedding will end in next three years and also denied 18 hours load shedding taking place in any parts of the country.
In his budget speech in the National Assembly on Thursday, Nawaz Sharif said that work on different energy projects which also include two of 330 megawatts each in Thar based on coal is going on rapidly.
The prime minister said that Thar coal mine will also be developed and its coal will be used in these projects. He said that two projects of 1320 megawatts will be completed at Port Qasim and Hub.
Sharif said that the government wants to make Gwadar a best port, city and a district.
“We should sit together and frame new laws to give a special status of free port to Gwadar including a new administrative system there,” he said.
Moreover, the prime minister said that motorways are being constructed in all the four provinces to provide better communication facilities to the people and for development of the country.
The prime minister said that the work on Hyderabad-Karachi section of Lahore-Karachi Motorway has begun. He assured that work on Hyderabad-Sukkur section will also be completed. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the work on Hazara Motorway is going on rapidly.
Nawaz Sharif said that the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government is working on these projects as a national duty and expressed the confidence that these projects will be completed during the next three years.