ISLAMABAD - Finance Minister Ishaq Dar on Saturday said that ending the energy shortage in the country is the top priority of the government and it is pertinent that ongoing power projects to be completed on priority.

He made these remarks during a high level meeting to review the financial and administrative arrangements for the K2 and K3 power plants . Senior officials of the Ministry of Finance, EAD and PAEC were present in the meeting.

Minister said when completed K2 and K3 would prove to be very economical source of energy. He said with all necessary financial matters settled for Neelum Jhelum project, and speedy completion of K2 and K3 now envisaged, he hoped for an improved energy scenario in future.

The groundbreaking ceremony of the 2000 MW energy plants, it may be recalled, took place in November 2013. The project is being jointly financed by China (EXIM Bank) and Government of Pakistan.