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| Feasibility done to get 1000MW of electricity from Iran: Ashraf|
| Updated at: 1749 PST, Friday, April 16, 2010|
RAWALPINDI: Water and Power Minister Raja Parvez Ashraf claimed that 1000MW of electricity would add to the system this month while 2700MW more electricity would be included in the system during this year.
Speaking at the Rawalpindi Chamber of Commerce and Industry (RCCI) here on Friday, he said the situation would not have become so alarming if the 1994 policy of power generation had been carried on.
“We are working on a project to provide 30 million free energy savers to consumers in collaboration with the Asian Development Bank (ADB),” he said.
He said that non-supply of gas was affecting the thermal power generation while water level was also low in the dams.
Ashraf said the government has undertaken the feasibility study to lay down 450km long gas pipeline to bring 1000 MW of electricity from Iran.