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PPP Chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari on Wednesday, 10th April cut the ribbon on Pakistan’s first major coal-based power project based in Sindh’s Tharparkar District, which is being hailed as an accomplishment by the Sindh government who is otherwise in the doldrums with the Public Accounts Committee conundrum, teachers protests, and Faryal-Zardari cases, some of which also, have the Chief Minister nominated.
“Today, the PPP has displayed its belief in delivering for the masses. This project and its success is a milestone for all of Pakistan. The PPP and Sindh government has set an example for all other political parties of this country, who remain limited to tall claims with no actual achievements,” said Bilawal in his address to the inauguration ceremony.
The PPP chairperson was accompanied by Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah, his cabinet colleagues, senior government officials and diplomats of various countries, including China. The federal government was represented by Federal Power Minister Umer Ayub Khan.
The PPP Chairman also announced several development measures for Tharparkar District, including the establishment of a campus of the NED Engineering University.
“The electricity bills of the people living in Islamkot will be paid by the Sindh government,” he said. The inauguration ceremony was performed in Islamkot where the coal-mine of Thar block-II and the first power plant is located.
“This project is also a validation of the 18th Amendment and shows what provinces can achieve when they have rights over their own resources, the fake accounts case suspected-partisan further said. The PPP Chairperson said that the project was also a “testament to the success of the public-private partnership model” that the PPP has worked on over recent years.
The PPP Chairman also announced several development measures for Tharparkar District, including the establishment of a campus of the NED Engineering University. “Once the NED campus is established in Thar, we will also set up a multi-disciplinary university on the public-private partnership model.”
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Earlier, the PPP chairman conducted a visit to the project including the power generation plants and the coalfields providing the fuel source.