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March 7, 2017

20,000 schools to get solar panels: CM


March 7, 2017


Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said 20,000 schools will be provided with solar energy and it is being started from schools of South Punjab. 

The chief minister presided over a meeting, here Monday to review implementation and different affairs of Khadim-e-Punjab Ujala Programme.

Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said 20,000 schools will be illuminated with solar energy under this programme and it is being started from schools of South Punjab. He said  this programme will be implemented in phases and completed by the end of current year. He said a comprehensive survey for the provision of solar panels to schools deprived of electricity should be completed at the earliest. He said the decisions regarding implementation of programme should be fully implemented. The committee headed by Punjab chief secretary should review implementation programme every week, he said, adding that priority should be given to make functional those schools without electricity. He said that work would be carried out vigorously for the implementation of the project. The government had set up 100 megawatt solar power plant from its own resources at Quaid-e-Azam Solar Park, Bahawalpur, he added. He said an agreement of 300 megawatt solar power plant had also been made with Zorlu Enerji Company of Turkey. Consultant Gerwin Dreesmann gave a briefing regarding different models in connection with provision of solar panels to the schools. 

greet CM: Political personalities congratulated Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif on successful holding of Pakistan Super League (PSL) final in Lahore.

Punjab Governor Rafique Rajwana, KP Governor Iqbal Zafar Jhagra, Gilgit-Baltistan Governor Ghazanfar Ali Khan, Chief Minister Gilgit-Baltistan Hafiz Hafeez-ur-Rehman, federal and provincial ministers and other important personalities who were present in the enclosure congratulated the chief minister on successful holding of PSL final in Lahore and for the provision of best facilities and said the Pakistani nation was in high spirits due to the successful holding of PSL final in Lahore. They said the mega event had become successful only due to the untiring efforts of Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif watched the full innings of Peshawar Zalmi batting during the PSL final in Gaddafi Stadium. The chief minister has appreciated with open heart some players of Peshawar Zalmi on their good batting and some players of Quetta Gladiators on their excellent bowling. The chief minister was very happy to see the enthusiasm of cricket fans.


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Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Governor said the Punjab government and related departments deserved acknowledgment.

The chief minister also addressed on the event and congratulated the entire nation on the success of PSL event. The diligent working of departments made the PSL event successful. It is pride for the entire nation. For the promotion of national solidarity, including KP, all students were invited to watch the match. The support of entire nation on this mega event is a clear proof that nation is determined to wipe out terrorism.

The enthusiasm and passion of the nation gives a wide signal that nation’s determination is bigger than the fear. The PSL episode has promoted national solidarity and defeated terrorism. Cricket Spectators were provided with a peaceful and secure environment. He said terrorists had been defeated by determination and zeal of nation.

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