PM waives off fuel adjustment charges for people consuming electricity up to 300 units

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Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has waived off fuel adjustment charges for people consuming electricity up to three hundred units in a month.

Addressing the PML-N members of the national and provincial assemblies in Islamabad on Thursday evening, he said despite financial constraints the government is committed to provide relief to people.

The Prime Minister said decision of increasing prices of petroleum products was taken with a heavy heart. He said imprudent economic policies of the last government have pushed the country into economic instability.

Shehbaz Sharif said as part of a plan to generate 10,000 megawatt solar energy, government has decided to call pre-bid conference of all stakeholders next week.

He said government buildings and tube wells running on diesel will be shifted to solar. He said power plants operating on diesel, coal and furnace oil will be partially replaced.

The Prime Minister said a major chunk of electricity is produced from imported fuel whose prices have gone up in recent months. He said National Solar Energy Initiative is aimed at substituting costly energy with cheap solar power, which will provide massive relief to people and save precious foreign exchange.

He said Pakistan is facing an unprecedented situation due to floods. He said government will make all out efforts to provide relief to flood affected people.

Commenting on the UN Flash Appeal to help flood affected people of Pakistan, the Prime Minister thanked friendly countries for their generous support in this regard.

He advised the PML-N lawmakers to visit flood victims and offer them all possible support. He directed PML-N Punjab President Rana Sanaullah to constitute teams and dispatch relief goods to flood victims. He urged the parliamentarians of his party to remain present in the flood hit areas to offer solace to the affected people.

Shehbaz Sharif urged all political parties to set aside their political differences and come forward to help the flood victims.

Source: Radio Pakistan