A meeting between the newly appointed Australian High Commissioner to Pakistan and the Chief Minister of Sindh held on Thursday in Karachi.
As per the statement issued by the spokesperson of the CM House Sindh, High Commissioner and CM Sindh exchanged the views on the power shortage and how to tackle this issue.
Murad Ali Shah—CM Sindh invited the Australian companies to make the investments in Thar Coal Power Project. Shah further said that a 660-megawatt power plant was set up with coal mining under the banner of China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC).
“We have plans to establish more power plants in the area to increase the generation of power up to 1330-megawatt,” CM Sindh added.
The provincial chief executive further said that the project has 10 coal blocks with each having area of 100 square kilometres.
While highlighting the steps taken by the government to eliminate the poverty from the country, he said his government is working to eradicate the poverty though the social protection.
“The World Bank has also assured our government to provide help in the matter of social protection,” CM Murad Ali Shah said.