Pakistan mulls alternative energy planOctober 15th, 2011 - 2:35 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Oct 15 (IANS) Pakistan is considering alternative energy sources to mitigate the country’s massive power crisis, Water and Power Minister Naveed Qamar has said.
He said the draft alternative energy plan has already been sent to the inter-provincial coordination forum, Council of Common Interests (CCI), for approval.
Qamar made the remarks while addressing the Alternative Energy Board here Friday. He said the plan has been prepared in consultation with the provincial governments and other stakeholders.
The plan would also help provide cheap power to people, the official APP news agency reported quoting the minister.
There have been long periods of power cuts across the country recently, resulting in violent protest against the government in Lahore and other cities.
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