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Govt to focus on coal power generation: Ahmed Mukhtar

Federal Minister for Water and Power Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar has said the government is focusing on the utilization and promotion of hydel and coal resources in energy generation.He said it would be inexpensive electricity as compared to thermal, furnace oil whic will help provide relief to consumers.Talking to the media here on Saturday at an Iftar dinner at a local hotel hosted by Media Advisor Ministry of Water and Power, Tahir Khaleeq, in honour of journalists, he said energy situation would be better in the next eight to ten months.To a question, he said the power shortfall shot up suddenly a few days back due to a duststorm that severely damaged transmission lines in Muzaffargarh, Punjab, however, WAPDA and NTDC field staff repaired the lines in the shortest possible time and now the power situation was normal.

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