12,000 MW power added in system, 20,000 MW more in the offing: Miftah

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ISLAMABAD: Advisor to Prime Minister on Finance Dr Miftah Ismail Friday said the present government of Pakistan Muslim League-N had added around 12,000 MW additional electricity in the national grid, which would be fully utilised in June.

Besides, arrangements have been made to add another 20,000 MW in next two to three years in the system, which would end load-shedding forever, he said while addressing a news conference along with Minister for Planning, Development and Reforms Professor Ahsan Iqbal and Minister of State for Finance Rana Muhammad Afzal Khan here.

From 1947 to 2013, he said, the country’s total installed power capacity was 21,000 MW and electricity production 15,000 MW, causing 18 to 20 hours a day load-shedding.

He said the government had initiated unprecedented power generation projects, which are yielding required results.