PM Shehbaz Orders Strict Implementation Of National Energy Saving Plan
ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered the strict implementation of the national energy conservation plan.
He said that the federal government would take all steps to conserve energy and save the country from energy crisis.
PM Shehbaz stated this while chairing a meeting held at the PM House on Thursday to review the enforcement of the energy saving plan.
The officials informed the Premier that 1,000 megawatts solar panels would be installed at the government buildings to save energy.
Meanwhile, the local industry would formulate a comprehensive policy to enhance E-bikes output while the use of new gas geysers with conical baffles will be encouraged in 2023.
Earlier, on Friday the government ordered the early closure of the commercial markets and wedding halls with immediate effect.
All the markets will be closed at 8:30pm while wedding halls will have to be shut down at 10pm.
Federal Ministers Khawaja Muhammad Asif, Khurram Dastgir, Marriyum Aurangzeb, Sherry Rehman and Abdul Wasay stated this in a joint press conference in Islamabad.
Federal Ministers addressed the press conference on Tuesday soon after the federal cabinet approved the energy conservation plan.
Defence Minister Khawaja Asif said that the government has decided to take measures to reduce energy consumption and fuel imports bill as well.
He said that the government would encourage the usage of energy efficient appliances.
Khawaja Asif said, “We continue to use inefficient appliances with fans alone consuming around 12,000 Megawatts of power at peak.”
Defence Minister said that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has had directed the government to lower power bill of all federal government institutions by 30 percent.
Premier also wants to discourage the use of unnecessary lights and other such appliances.
Meanwhile, Energy Division Minister Khurram Dastgir said that energy conversation was the only way to reduce power bills and imports of fuel.