PM Nawaz to visit Jhang tomorrow

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will visit Jhang on Friday (tomorrow).

The prime minister will inaugurate Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plan there.

Nawaz Sharif is Dushanbe and addressed the Quadrilateral Session of CASA-1000 conference. He is likely to return today.

Earlier, PM Nawaz reiterated commitment of Pakistan for early implementation of CASA-1000 project.

He was addressing the Quadrilateral Session of CASA-1000 conference in Dushanbe on Thursday, which was also attended by President of the host country, President of Afghanistan, and Prime Minister of Kyrgyzstan.

The prime minister said Pakistan needs energy for its socio-economic development and run its industrial sector to its full potential. He said the project would help generate employment opportunities and uplift standards of living of people of Pakistan.

He expressed satisfaction that some of the world’s leading manufacturers have expressed their keen interest to provide Converter Stations for CASA-1000.

He pointed out that tenders for transmission lines from Kyrgyzstan to Tajikistan and from Tajikistan to Afghanistan have been floated and are currently being evaluated.

The prime minister hoped that worked on the project would begin very soon.

Nawaz Sharif described CASA-1000 as flagship project in the region connecting Tajikistan and Kyrgyzstan in Central Asia to Afghanistan and Pakistan in South Asia through an electricity grid.