SHEIKHUPURA: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Wednesday inaugurated 1180 MW LNG-fueled Bhikki power plant in suburban area of Sheikhupura. This project will immediately add 717 MW power to the national grid, ARY News reported.
Nawaz Sharif expressed amazement at the fast-paced completion of the project and said completion of this big a project in such a short span of time is a world record.
“Bhikki power plant has been completed at a minimum cost and saved Rs50 billion through transparency. This project will help reduce electricity shortfall,” he said while addressing an event after the inauguration of the plant.
He said the Rs77 bn plant has the ability to produce environment-friendly electricity without wasting gas.
The prime minister lashed out at the government of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for bad governance and said it had been around 40 years since Lowari Tunnel, a 10.5 km long road tunnel connecting Dir and Chitral Valley, is under-construction, while it could have been completed within few years.
He said those were giving call for protest against loadshedding who were themselves responsible for power shortfall.
“If you did not end the politics of blame-game, then you will be finished,” he said.