ISLAMABAD - Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif hoped that Neelum-Jhelum and many other energy related projects would be completed during his government’s term and directed the people related to the project to submit biweekly progress report to him.

The Prime Minister was yesterday given briefing on various aspects of the project at the PM House here.

He directed Secretary Ministry of Water & Power to submit a biweekly report on the status review of the project to the PM office. All those related to the project management of Neelum Jehlum must shift to the site of the project for ensuring effective supervision and speedy work on the project, further directed the Prime Minister.

Achieving economic stability is directly connected with uninterrupted power supply to the industrial sector of the country, for which timely completion of the energy projects is necessary. Our efforts in the shape of power projects in diverse sources of energy reflect our determination to overcome the issue of power shortage in Pakistan, said the Prime Minister.

“Neelum-Jehlum was a sick project requiring due attention when we assumed the responsibility to govern this country. The project was facing huge liability amounting to Rs. 20 billion with no plans for the transmission lines to evacuate power after completion of the project,” the PM said.

He further said that his government will complete Neelum-Jehlum and many other energy related projects during his term in office to get the country out of darkness.

The meeting was also attended Muhammad Ishaq Dar, Minister for Finance, Fawad Hasan Fawad, SPM, Muhammad Younas Dagh, Secretary Ministry of Water & Power and other senior government officials.