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The government has authorised a choice to generate electricity from solar as a substitute of expensive imported fuel to save valuable foreign exchange.

Govt approves decision to generate electricity from solar

The approval was once given at a meeting chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif in Islamabad on Thursday.

The Prime Minister directed to make sure early construction of solar power plants. He asked the relevant departments to provoke work on the project on emergency basis.

Shehbaz Sharif directed to preserve a pre-bid conference for all stakeholders this week.

Under the project, ten thousand megawatt of electricity will be generated from solar.

In the first phase, solar electricity will be furnished to government buildings, tube wells running on electricity and diesel and domestic buyers using less quantity of units.

The decision will assist the country save billions of dollars.

The Prime Minister also directed to furnish alleviation to the people in terms of supply of electricity before the onset of next summer season.