PM offers solar panels to domestic consumers in Gwadar

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chaired a high-level meeting and decided to provide solar panels to domestic consumers in Gwadar, Balochistan.

Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said it would be a big step in solving electricity problems in Balochistan, especially in Gwadar.

The Prime Minister said the supply of solar panels to domestic consumers will be a gift from the Federal Government to the people of Gwadar.

The Prime Minister ordered officials to submit an action plan within 10 days and a comprehensive off-grid system for immediate power supply in Gwadar should also be developed.

He ordered to speed up work on the transmission lines in southern Balochistan and ordered officials to complete the project by December this year.

On June 4, PM traveled to Balochistan for a one-day trip.

He said the coalition government aimed to help Balochistan by working with the provincial government and local elders to chart the way forward.

Prime Minister Shahbaz said Pakistan’s development is linked to peace, stability and progress in Balochistan.

He maintained during the visit to Gwadar that he had witnessed how the PTI government had failed the people of the area miserably.

He said that despite losing billions of rupees and precious time, Imran Khan’s government could not carry out any project to solve the water and electricity problems for the inhabitants. who have made great sacrifices for the port of Gwadar.

The Prime Minister said the same goes for the Gwadar Seaport and the construction of Gwadar Airport.

He said no dredging had been carried out at the seaport and therefore no large cargo ships could be anchored.

Prime Minister Shahbaz said he ordered the rapid completion of Gwadar University, the airport and the installation of a desalination plant for drinking water.

Earlier, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif inaugurated the Eastbay Expressway project and conducted groundbreaking for seven other development projects in the coastal city.

The Prime Minister, who unveiled the plaques for the projects, expressed his dissatisfaction with the slow pace of work.

He inaugurated the Gwadar Seawater Desalination Plant by China Aid, Jingtal Gwadar Private Limited, Hangmei Lubricant Plant, Hangeng Agricultural Industrial Park, Gwadar Expo Center and Gwadar Fertilizer Plant, in addition to the distribution of 3,000 panels solar.

He also gave an overview of development projects, including the ongoing Gwadar Airport, which was being constructed with a Chinese grant and has been experiencing delays in its completion.

Shehbaz Sharif also announced that in the first phase, the federal government would provide 2,000 boat engines to fishermen per vote.

The prime minister said the federal government would enroll another 500,000 poor as beneficiaries of the BISP, with 100% coverage for the poor in Gwadar.