The Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, on Tuesday has chaired a review meeting on the several projects related to the electricity supply and power sector during the summer season.
The key issues that were discussed during the meeting were the expected supply and load management of electricity in summer this year. The meeting was also informed about the progress of the government on the 10,000 MW solarization project.
It is further highlighted during the meeting that the government is taking priority steps for the solarization of government buildings and will ensure the completion of the project within due time. The proposed policy on the preparation of solar panels at the local level will be tabled for approval in the cabinet meeting coming season. Similarly, the policy regarding the local preparation of electric bikes is also in the final stages for which consultation with all stakeholders has been completed.
At the same time, the meeting was informed about the process of installation of conical buffles in geysers in light of Prime Minister’s orders regarding saving gas, it was informed that the project has been completed 1 month ahead of the scheduled target. The meeting was informed that their preparation in factories across the country will be completely shut down after June 30 this year due to high consumption of electricity fans and Incandescent Bulbs. Relevant industries have been informed regarding this.
Meanwhile, the meeting was also informed about the implementation of the Cabinet’s Electricity Saving Plan of January 3, 2023. PM Sharif has directed all the provinces for ensuring strict implementation of these measures and to take strict action against any negligent elements in this regard. PM Sharif emphasized that an organized awareness campaign should not only be run through the media to promote energy saving but content related to this should be included in the curriculum of schools and colleges.
The meeting was also informed about the progress on the solarization of agricultural tubes. The meeting was informed that a national-level awareness seminar was also conducted recently after consulting all stakeholders in this regard.