ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Thursday said that load shedding in summers should not be more than six hours in cities and eight hours in the rural areas.
He emphasized that measures should be taken for the conservation of electricity in the country, a press release issued from the PM Office here said.
The Prime Minister was chairing the 11th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy here at the PM House.
The Committee was briefed about the progress made so far on two power plants of 660 MW each in Jamshoro.
It was further informed that financial arrangements have been made and the project will be undertaken after international competitive bidding.
The Prime Minister directed that time-lines of the project should be fast-tracked so that 1320 MW electricity is added to the national grid as soon as possible.
He asked for forming a project implementation unit for executing the work in the shortest possible time and try to complete the project by the beginning of 2018.
The Committee decided to review the modalities of cost recovery like joint venture and equity participation with Railway Freight Corporation.