Pakistan, AJK becoming energy independent, says AJK president

Azad Jammu and Kashmir (AJK) President Sardar Masood Khan has said that Pakistan and AJK are fast becoming self-sufficient in power generation.

“AJK, owing to its water resources, is especially focusing on the production of renewable energy from its rivers and in the next 15 years, we will be able to produce over six-seven thousand megawatts of electricity,” President Masood expressed these in his comments on the eve of the inaugural ceremony of 1,410 MW Tarbela Fourth Extension Hydropower Project on Saturday, AJK Presidential Secretariat Sources told APP on Sunday. This electricity, he said, would be enough to cater to the whole of AJK and shall also contribute to Pakistan’s national grid.

Published in The Express Tribune, 12th March, 2018