Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif inaugurated K-III power plant here, which will generate 1,100-megawatt electricity.
With help from China, the third unit of the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant (KANUPP) has been finished.
Speaking at the event, Shehbaz Sharif lamented the fact that power production in Pakistan was just 10,000 megawatts despite the country’s vast resources and ability to generate 60,000 megawatts through hydropower.
He stated that Pakistan needed alternate and less expensive energy sources, such as solar, wind, hydroelectric, and nuclear, due to the $27 billion petroleum import expense.
He recalled that the KANUPP project had been completed under the government of the then-prime minister Nawaz Sharif and thanked the Chinese government for providing cooperation in this matter.
He stated that the creation of thousands of megawatts of electricity through the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) projects had a significant impact on the nation’s energy requirements.
According to Shehbaz, Thar possesses abundant natural resources, and coal deposits will be crucial to the region’s economy.
He said the staff of the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission who contributed to the project would be invited to the Prime Minister’s Office for public recognition.