PM Nawaz promises to end energy crisis by 2017-18

SHEIKHUPURA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif here on Friday promised to completely end electricity crisis from the country in the year 2017-18.
The premier was addressing at the ground breaking ceremony of 1180MW Bhikki Power Plant at Sheikhupura. PM Nawaz dispelled the impression that he gave a 6-month deadline to end power outages in the country. “When did I say that I would end the energy crisis in 6 months. I never gave any such deadline,” he added.
The prime minister said that he was committed to resolve the energy crisis by 2018. “Setting power bills on fire doesn’t generate electricity. It requires a lot of hard work,” he said, adding that those who were standing on containers cannot comprehend it.
The prime minister lamented that a “historic” Kisan Package announced by his government was made controversial by some politicians. “Farmers must hold these politicians accountable for snatching their rights,” he added.
Without naming Imran Khan, the prime minister also called an end to politics of abuse. 
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif performed ground-breaking of 1180MW Bhikki Power Plant at Sheikhupura on Friday afternoon.
Punjab Governor Muhammad Rafiq Rajwana and Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif accompanied the Prime Minister.
The plant will be commissioned jointly by Harben Electric International of China and American General Electric at a cost of 55 billion rupees.         


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