ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Thursday chaired the 15th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy at Prime Minister House during which it was decided that a committee will be formed to look into the possibility of privatising the Neelum-Jhelum Power Project.
The meeting which lasted nearly four hours, was given a detailed briefing on project and PM Nawaz expressed his displeasure over the undue delays in the project which also resulted in an increase in costs.
The committee was formed to also look into the possibility of entering into a partnership with investors to ensure its timely completion. The committee will be tasked to present its report within three months.
During the meeting, it was also decided that the project must be completed by the first quarter of 2017.
Secretary for Water and Power Mr Younus Dagha apprised the meeting on progress pertaining to ongoing power projects which are not part of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor including hydro, nuclear, LNG, wind and coal based projects.
The meeting was attended by Ishaq Dar, Minister for Finance; Shahbaz Sharif, Chief Minister Punjab; Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Minister for Petroleum; Ahsan Iqbal, Minister for Planning; Khawaja Saad Rafiq, Minister for Railways; Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Minister for Water & Power; Jam Kamal Khan, Minister of State for Petroleum; Abid Sher Ali, Minister of State for Water & Power; Sartaj Aziz, Advisor to the Prime Minister on National Security; Tariq Fatemi, Special Assistant to the Prime Minister on Foreign Affairs; Dr Musadik Malik, Special Assistant to the Prime Minster; Javed Aslam, Secretary to the Prime Minister; Arshad Mirza, Secretary Petroleum; Mohammad Younus Dagha, Secretary Water & Power; Parveen Agha, Secretary Railways; Zafar Mahmood, Chairman Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) and Raja Hasan Abbas, Secretary Cabinet along with other senior government officials.
Sep 28, 2016 0
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