ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Pakistan will generate 3600 megawatt of electricity in collaboration with China which will also export 3000 megawatt electricity to Pakistan, the federal secretary water and power Younus Dhaga told a cabinet meeting in Islamabad.
The meeting of the federal cabinet was held in Islamabad on Monday with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in the chair.
During the meeting, the secretary water and power briefed the cabinet about his recent visit to Beijing and his discussions with the Chinese authorities.
The secretary said that during his visit, he also discussed ways to lay transmission line from China to Pakistan for the supply of the imported electricity.
The secretary water and power also briefed the cabinet on the latest development with regard to the Pakistan-China economic corridor and other projects.
The cabinet meeting gave its approval for initiating dialogue with China for the import of electricity.
The cabinet was briefed on the proposed power generation projects in Sindh through solar and wind energy.
The prime minister assured during the meeting that all the mega power generation projects will be completed before the end of his tenure. He said that all resources are being utilized to enhance power generation and provide relief to the people.
Nawaz Sharif directed the water and power ministry to ensure early completion of liquefied natural gas (LNG) power generation projects.
The federal finance minister Ishaq Dar briefed the cabinet about the economic situation.
The meeting also discussed the issue of alleged horse-trading in the upcoming Senate elections. The overall law & order and implementation of national plan on action on terrorism also came under discussion during the meeting.