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Govt to fully support Thar coal project: PM

Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf Thursday announced full support of the federal government for the ambitious Thar Coal project, aimed at helping the country meet its energy shortages. Addressing a gathering here after visiting the Thar coal project, the Prime Minister also announced an amount of Rs 200 million for development projects, including provision of electricity in the area. He also announced setting up of an IT centre, to impart basic computer education to the children, in every town. The Prime Minister who was earlier given a detailed briefing by Dr Samar Mubarakmand about the gasification project to generate electricity from coal, also announced a month salary as bonus for all those working on the project.

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