Islamabad, March 02, 2016 (PPI-OT): Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif chaired a meeting to review the progress on Neelum Jhelum Hydel Project at PM House today. The Prime Minister was given detailed briefing on various aspects of the project during the meeting. The Prime Minister directed Secretary Ministry of Water and Power to submit a bi-weekly report on the status review of the project to PM office. All those related to the Project management of Neelum Jhelum must shift to the site of the project for ensuring effective supervision and speedy work on the project, further directed the Prime Minister.
Achieving economic stability is directly connected with uninterrupted power supply to the industrial sector of the country, for which timely completion of the energy projects is necessary. Our efforts in the shape of power projects in diverse sources of energy reflect our determination to overcome the issue of power shortage in Pakistan, said the Prime Minister.
Neelum Jhelum was a sick project requiring due attention when we assumed the responsibility to govern this country. The project was facing huge liability amounting to Rs. 20 billion with no plans for the transmission lines to evacuate power after completion of the project. We will complete Neelum Jhelum and many other energy related projects during our term in office to rid the country out of darkness, reiterated the Prime Minister. The meeting was also attended Mr Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Finance, Fawad Hasan Fawad, SPM, Mr Muhammad Younas Dagh, Secretary M/o Water and Power and other senior government officials.
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