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Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has welcomed the successful conduct of energy roadshow by Turkish companies in Istanbul, saying the energy roadshow would prove to be helpful in solving energy crisis in the Punjab.

Presiding over a meeting held here on Tuesday on the conduct of energy roadshow in Turkey, the chief minister said the Punjab government was taking effective steps to meet the electricity shortage by implementing a concrete strategy, under which power would be generated through traditional as well as alternative methods.

He said a great deal of headway had been made in the negotiations with world-renowned companies of other countries, while 22 Turkish companies had expressed their interest in investment in the Punjab energy sector.

Member National Assembly Ahsan Iqbal, MPA Zaeem Hussain Qadri and Kh. Ahmed Hasaan, secretaries of Finance, Energy and Mines and high-ups of departments concerned also participated in the meeting.

During the meeting, the chief minister was given a detailed briefing by the delegation which had participated in the energy roadshow in Istanbul.

Addressing the meeting, Shahbaz Sharif said that friendly relations between Turkey and Punjab had been transformed into financial collaboration.

He said the Turkish companies would be provided all kinds of facilities in the Punjab and their representatives would pay a visit to the province in the near future. He said the Punjab had 540 million tons coal reserves.

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