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Helping Pakistan address energy shortage US priority: State Dept

These American projects have dramatically increased the nation’s electricity capacity

By Wajid Ali Syed
March 28, 2024
The US Department of State building in Washington. — AFP/file
The US Department of State building in Washington. — AFP/file 

WASHINGTON: The US State Department spokesperson on Wednesday stated that helping Pakistan address its energy shortage crisis was a priority for the United States.

Responding to a related question during the daily press briefing, the spokesperson highlighted that the US has supported the addition of approximately 4,000 megawatts of clean energy capacity in Pakistan. These American projects have dramatically increased the nation’s electricity capacity, powering the homes of millions of Pakistanis, he said.

“Additionally, through the US-Pakistan green alliance, a transformative initiative between our two countries, we are working together to address today’s most pressing environmental challenges, especially around water management, climate smart agriculture and renewable energy,” the spokesperson said.