Darkness hits PMLNs energy conference

ISLAMABAD: An interesting situation was developed on Monday when darkness prevailed during the Energy Conference organized by the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz to find out ways to curb rampant power crisis.

Reports said speakers and audience in the conference hall witnessed power outage for few minutes during PML-N leaders’ speeches seeking how to overcome energy crisis in the country.

PML-N central leader, Raja Zafarul Haq presided over the conference as Mian Nawaz Sharif could not join the moot by suffering severe flu.

Sharif’s written speech was distributed among the conference participants, in which he held PPP and Musharraf governments responsible for power crisis in the country, expressing hope that the issue could be resolved with planning and sincerity.

He said power policy of 1994 laid foundation of current power crises when Independent Power Projects were hired on rent, raising the overall production costs and kickbacks during PPP government.

He said the burden was eventually shifted to masses, making it a national issue. Nawaz said investment of $4 billion in energy sector was vital to meet power demands as estimated by the Planning Commission of Pakistan.

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