KARACHI -- Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has said that his government was working hard to generate clean energy by installing wind and solar power projects.
The breakthrough the Sindh government has made in coal-fire power generation in Thar is a milestone in the country and these projects have not only created employment opportunities for the locals but have changed the dynamics of life style in Thar desert where women empowerment has become the major intervention.
This he said while talking to US Consul General Mr Robert Silberstein who called on him here on Tuesday at CM House.
The chief minister said that the country was energy starved and the government has the only option to generate electricity from Thar coal. 'This journey was started by Shaheed Mohterma Benazir Bhutto during her tenure as a prime minister and after a long struggle and efforts finally we made it and contributed in steering the country out of prolonged load-shedding.
Mr Shah said that the project development was a gigantic task and the more difficult task was the settlement of the affected people in better way by passing on the benefits of the projects established on their ancestral lands. 'Now look at the residential colonies we have established for affected people,' he said and added they were enjoying quite comfortable life which is fusion of their desert and modern life. 'We have given them beautiful houses with corridors and igloo type of room locally called as `Chonra', a mosque, a temple, beautiful school, hospital, electricity, water supply and top of it grazing area for their cattle which they keep like their family members,' he...