Govt eases cost criterion for electricity supply schemes

The government has eased the criterion for electricity supply schemes by removing the minimum cost bar under the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) following execution of work on several power projects as part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).

With gradual increase in power production, Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has already announced that electricity load-shedding will come to an end in the current fiscal year as many power plants are heading towards completion.

Published in The Express Tribune, 22nd September, 2017.