Nawaz govt initiated 11600MW power projects: Dastgir.

LAHORE -- Federal Minister for Energy Engineer Khurram Dastgir Khan said on Sunday that power projects commissioned in recent past had been initiated by previous Nawaz Sharif led PML-N government, which had started work on new power generation projects with accumulative capacity of 11,600 mega watts.

Addressing a press conference at GEPCO (Gujranwala Electric Power Company) office, he added that 720-megawatt Karot power plant has started generation since June 29.

He said that water inflow in Tarbela Dam has increased significantly over the last three days, which resulted in an additional 600 MW of electricity. In next few days, the Tarbela Power Plant will be operating on capacity of 3400MW.

To a question about load-shedding on Eid days, he said that there will be a considerable relief in power supply to domestic consumers owing to closure of industry during Eid-ul-Azha days.

During the PTI tenure, he mentioned, power projects of 5800MW could not generate electricity due to criminal negligence of the previous government which did not purchase fuel for these power plants, which led to power crisis and the people had to face long-hours power outages.

To a query, the minister...

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