LAHORE - Punjab Finance Minister Dr Ayesha Ghaus Pasha has said that the provincial government is encouraging foreign companies to cooperate in elimination of energy crisis in the country, enhancing industrial as well as economic activities by creating job opportunities in power sector.

She was addressing a seminar on ‘Pakistan Power Crisis – Industry Specific Solutions – Planning, Management, Financing’, organised by Pakistan-China Energy Forum and NSR Energies here on Tuesday.

Vice Chancellor University of Engineering and Technology Dr Fazal Ahmad Khan, Secretary Energy Asad Rehman Gillani, Advisor to CM on Energy Shahid Riaz Gondal, Chairman NSRE Farooq Amjad Mir, representatives of LCCI, industrialists and investors attended the forum.

She said that GDP of the country would have increased by 2 percent if there was no energy crisis, however, Punjab government is taking concrete steps to overcome this menace by initiating mega projects in power sector with the help of Chinese investors.