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Gwadar to Punjab transmission line to help end energy crisis, says Shahbaz

Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has said that the shortage of gas will be overcome by laying a transmission line from Gwadar to Punjab which will help in resolving energy crisis.

The CM stated this while signing a ceremony of five MoUs between Punjab government and renowned Chinese Harbour Engineering Company for cooperation in the energy and infrastructure sectors held at a local hotel on Saturday.

Under the agreements, China Harbour Engineering Company will complete the projects of Ravi Lake City, LNG Project, Ring Road, laying of new transmission line from Gwadar to Punjab and generating 1,200 megawatt electricity through coal. Heads of various departments of Punjab government and Vice President China Harbour Engineering Company Tang Qiaoliang signed MoUs. At present, the control of Gwadar Port is with China Harbour Engineering Company.

Speaking on the occasion, Shahbaz Sharif said that Chinese investment of billions of dollars would be made in Pakistan through these agreements which will not only eliminate unemployment but also improve national economy. Vice President China Harbour Engineering Company Tang Qiaoliang said on the occasion that mutual cooperation of new leadership of Pakistan and China is a good omen and assured that we will try to complete all these projects before time.

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