Govt has no magic lamp to instantly end power crises, says Ashraf

Federal Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf on Tuesday again made it clear that we have no magic lamp to end electricity crises immediately adding there are false reports that as soon as we ink agreement with Iran, electricity will come to Pakistan.

While addressing in the Upper House on Tuesday, Federal Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf said that Pakistan and Iran have agreed to expedite import of 1000MW Power Plant, however it will take another five years to cope with unremitting energy crises.

He told the House that after the completion of the feasibility studies, work would start on the 700 kilometers transmission lines to be constructed at an estimated cost of 600 million dollars within 5 months in this regard.

Raja Pervez Ashraf further added that country is currently facing serious energy crises and government is taking all possible measures to overcome the challenge urging that Pakistan is eager to complete the import of 1000MW Power Project.

Due to blistering heat during summer last year, grave shortfall occurred resulting in drying of dams and shortage of water in the dams, however hoped that situation would get better this time, he pointed.

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