660MW to be added in national grid by Oct 2017: Abid


Electricity of 660 MW generated from Port Qasim coal-fired plant will be added to the national grid by October 2017.   

This was stated by the Minister of State for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali, while visiting the plant in Karachi. 

He said it would be followed by another addition of 660 MW in March 2018.    

The Minister said that completion of these power plants would help in overcoming the load-shedding and spur the process of industrial development in the country.