LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has inspected the 1230-megawatt gas power plant in Haveli Bahadar Shah area of Jhang in detail on Monday. He visited different areas of the plant including the control room and expressed his satisfaction over the speed of work. The CM also held meetings with different engineers and workers there, says a handout issued here.
Talking to them, he said that they were doing national service by working on a project of national importance and this role would always be remembered in the history. He said that the project was a milestone for overcoming load-shedding. He said that 750-megawatt electricity production would start within a week. This would help further decrease load-shedding, he added.
Electricity generation will start from Monday night at Haveli Bahadar Shah plant on trial basis. The first turbine of this important project will start electricity production on trial basis, he added. He said that under the leadership of Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif, PML-N government’s efforts for overcoming load-shedding had started bearing fruit. While talking to the media persons during his visit to Haveli Bahadar Shah Power Plant, the chief minister said that we had to fight both darkness as well as its supporters. He vowed that we would succeed on both fronts with the support of the people and grace of Almighty Allah.
He said that the elements desirous of our failure in journey to development, in fact, want to see the people unsuccessful, but conscious people of Pakistan would not allow it to happen. He said that the development made in the energy production during the last four years had no example in the 70-year history of Pakistan. He vowed that domestic as well as industrial consumers would be provided required electricity.
He paid tributes to local and international experts and workers working day and night in scorching heat on this important project with commitment and passion. He further said that the PML-N government was setting new records of development in Punjab while the opponents were engrossed in levelling allegations. An amount of Rs 90 billion will be spent on this project, concluded the chief minister.