The Cabinet Committee on C-Pack agreed to speed up power supply to Gwadar.


The Federal Minister for Planning and Development is chairing a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor. Photo Ministry of Planning, Development and Special Initiatives.

ISLAMABAD: The Cabinet Committee on China-Pakistan Economic Corridor on Thursday approved a summary of proposals to speed up power supply to Gwadar.

The summary was presented by the Ministry of Energy (Power Division) at the beginning of the CCOCPEC meeting, which was chaired by Federal Minister for Planning, Development and Special Measures Asad Omar.

The committee directed the National Transmission and Dispatch Company to take necessary steps to expedite the completion of the power supply project to Gwadar by March 2023.

In addition, the power division was allowed to begin negotiations to import additional power from Iran.

Federal Minister Asad Umar directed the concerned authorities to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity to Gwadar Industrial Zone.

The meeting was also attended by Finance Minister Shaukat Tareen, Energy Minister Hamad Azhar, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid, Minister for Maritime Affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, and special assistants and advisers to the Prime Minister and officials of relevant departments.

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