Govt considering setting up energy fund: Shahbaz

Punjab Chief Minister Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif on Saturday said that every possible option was being utilised for resolving the energy crisis and the government was also considering setting up an energy fund in this regard. The CM said that energy projects would be completed speedily in collaboration with local and foreign institutions. He said that the Punjab government welcomes the interest of the private sector in launching energy projects and would provide all facilities to the investors extending cooperation to the government in this regard. He expressed these views during a meeting with renowned industrialist Hussain Dawood. Provincial Energy Minister Sher Ali Khan, Advisor Azm-ul-Haq, the Planning & Development Chairman, the secretaries concerned, the managing director of Sui-Gas and other officials concerned were also present. Shahbaz Sharif while talking to Hussain Dawood said that generation of energy was the first and last priority of PML-N government. He said that industrial, economic and agriculture development could not be possible without energy. He said that the PML-N government was working on energy projects on war-footing and energy projects would be completed speedily. Mr. Dawood gave a briefing on the ongoing projects in energy and agriculture sectors on the occasion.