Talks on import of 1000 MW power next week
ISLAMABAD: The dialogue for import of 1000 MW electricity from Tajikistan will be held between the Pakistani and Tajik authorities next week in Tajikistan. A delegation led by Liaquat Ali Jatoi, the federal minister for water and power is visiting Tajikistan on the invitation of the Tajikistan to discuss the matter.
Sources said that the NESPAK has carried out a feasibility study of the project and are of the views that import of 1000 MW power at cheaper rates from Tajikistan would provide the electricity to the people of far-flung areas and to eliminate the load shedding in the country.
The report prepared by the NESPAK provides technical as well as cost comparison of two transmission route options and three transmission voltage alternatives. The scope of the project is to import 1000 MW to Pakistan from Tajikistan for which suitable transmission line through a feasible route of Rogun (Tajikistan), Wakhan (Afghanistan) and Peshawer-Chitral (Pakistan) will have to be constructed. —APP