Karachi Power Project first step towards loadshedding-free Pakistan: Nawaz

Nov 26, 2013

By Ferya Ilyas

The Karachi Coastal Power Project is the first step towards a loadshedding-free Pakistan, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Tuesday

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Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

He was speaking at the groundbreaking ceremony for the project in Karachi.

Thanking the Chinese government for its support in energy-related projects, Nawaz said these schemes will take the Sino-Pakistan friendship to a higher level.

“The beginning of this project is a proud moment in the energy history of the country,” the prime minister said, adding that he is grateful to China for helping Pakistan in this hour of need.

“We are fully committed to take Pakistan into an era with no poverty and ignite hope for a prosperous future,” the prime minister added.

“Things in this country are going to change, inshallah (God willingly); we have promised our people a better Pakistan and wish God will help us achieve this,” he said.

The prime minister said he wants to have a Pakistan where trade flourishes, where minds are opened to new ideas and where everyone has equal opportunities.

“This is our dream; things seem impossible until they are done. We will fulfil this dream,” he said.

Speaking about Karachi and its immense potential, Nawaz said he wishes to see the port city in the list of renowned harbours and industrial hubs like Dubai, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong and Singapore.

“I believe the people of this city have been wanting the government to lend a hand and restore peace and business activities in the city,” he said, adding that the federal government has been successful in achieving these targets with the help of the provincial government and stakeholders.