Pakistan government has planned to set up gas-based power plants in Sindh and Punjab provinces.
This move is expected to add 5600 MW of electricity in the system to counter energy crisis. The ministerial committee headed by Finance Minister Ishaq Dar and comprising Petroleum Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi and Water and Power Minister Khwaja Mohammad Asif has finalized the decision of initiating this much needed project.
Initially in the first stage; the power plants will be built in Hyderabad and Sukkur, which would start producing 2,000 MW from May 2015. The second stage, will see 3,600 MW power plants would be set up in Punjab’s load centers, where transmission infrastructure is readily available. The projects will be based on imported LNG – liquefied natural gas .