Punjab Minister for Energy Dr. Muhammad Akhtar Malik has said the PTI government is focusing on the promotion of wind and solar energy to meet the electricity shortage.
SIALKOT: Punjab Minister for Energy Dr. Muhammad Akhtar Malik has said the PTI government is focusing on the promotion of wind and solar energy to meet the electricity shortage.
He stated this while addressing an important meeting of the management of Sialkot International Airport Limited (SIAL) during his visit to Sialkot international airport on Tuesday.
Chairman Audit Committee (SIAL) Malik Muhammad Ashraf, Director (SIAL) Ch. Mohammad Afzal Shaheen, Director Punjab Municipal Development Fund Qamar-al-Zaman, SIAL’s Admin Nawaz Ahmed Toor, Manager Public Relations Abdul Shakur Mirza and Manager Airport Azkar ul Haq Khokhar were also present on this occasion.
The Minister said that previous governments did nothing practically to end the energy crisis, which badly affected the industrial sector and national economy as well.
He said that previous governments only made very expensive producing plans and they remained unable to focus on production and promotion of wind and solar energy to end the darkness.
The Minister said that promotion of usage of wind and solar energy had now become vital to overcome the menace of inherited energy crisis in the country.
Provincial Minister Dr. Muhammad Akhtar Malik said that it was the demand of the day that both Diamir and Bhasha Dams should be constructed on top priority to avert the feared water crisis in coming years.
He hailed the management of Sialkot international airport for donating Rs 100 million to Prime Minister Imran Khan for dams in the country.
On this occasion, the minister urged the Sialkot exporters to focus on the promotion of advanced research and development in their export-oriented industries for exploring and capturing the international trade markets as well.
Punjab Energy Minister Dr. Muhammad Akhtar Malik said that Sialkot exporters had set a unique example by establishing Sialkot international airport on self-help basis, the first ever mega project of private sector here.
He highly hailed unique export culture of Sialkot and its socio-economic and human development by Sialkot exporters on self-help basis.
On this occasion, SIAL’s former Chairmen Malik Muhammad Ashraf and Chaudhry Ghulam Mustafa told the Sialkot international airport had been playing a pivotal role in opening the new vistas of socio-economic and human development in Pakistan’s first-ever “Golden Export Triangle” comprising Sialkot, Gujrat and Gujranwala districts, besides, helping a lot in boosting the Sialkot exports.
They added the project of Sialkot international airport was moving ahead successfully towards the goal success and excellence besides striving to open the new vistas of socio-economic and human development here.
SIAL’s General Manager Muhammad Nawaz Chaudhary, Manager Admin Nawaz Ahmed Toor, Azkarul Haq, Manager Public Relations Abdul Shakur Mirza, Incharge Terminal Services Yaqub Qureshi and Manager business Development Aamir Yaqub were also present, on this occasion.