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Pakistan

Web Desk
May 31, 2017
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Bilawal Bhutto inaugurates 100MW power plant at Nooriabad

Bilawal Bhutto inaugurates 100MW power plant at Nooriabad

KARACHI: PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari said on Wednesday that his party had never played politics on national development but "it is Mian Sahab [PM] who scraped 25000MW power projects signed and approved by prime minister Benazir Bhutto just for his political shortsightedness."

This he said while addressing an inauguration ceremony of 100MW gas-fired power project at Nooriabad.

He said that prime minister Benazir Bhutto had signed 25000MW power projects during her tenure but sorry to say he [PM Nawaz Sharif] scrapped all the projects and plunged the country into darkness."

He said that the PM would be ousted in JIT and if escaped from it then people would oust him.

The PPP chief congratulated Syed Murad Ali Shah for installing 100MW power plant despite serious hinderances created by the federal government.

Bilawal said that conspiracies were hatched when Sindh government created power, distribution & dispatch companies to fail them.

Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah addressing on the occasion congratulated the people and said that Sindh has launched its first major power project along with its transmission line. This is a big success and I would say it is the success of the people of Sindh, he added.

Shah said that actually this power plant was conceived by former president Asif Ali Zardari and it was planned to install on the abandoned gas fields. But, the federal government not only refused to hand over the abandoned gas fields but at one stage was reluctant to provide gas for this project.

When this project was near completion, the Hesco refused to purchase power absurdly saying that it had surplus power for the area of its operation. This was something to be ashamed of for Hesco," he said.

The chief minister warned Hesco and Sesco to perform efficiently, otherwise pack up. We would instal our power plants, we have our Transmission & Dispatch Company and we would establish our distribution system, he announced.

He said the Sindh government had taken several initiatives to eliminate loadshedding in the province in particular and Pakistan in general.

He added that besides major investment in the development of Thar Coalfield Block II, the Sindh government has also provided major support to develop 2x50 MW Gas Fired Power Plant at Nooriabad, on Public-Private-Partnership (PPP) basis.

Earlier, Bilawal Bhutto inaugurated power plant by pressing a button in the main control room.

On the occasion provincial ministers, Nisar Khuhro, Manzoor Wassan, Syed Nasir Shah, MPAs, MNAs and senior bureaucrats were also present.

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