PM Imran saved Rs2,344b in two years, claims Shibli Faraz
He said the amount included Rs1,100 billion saved in Reko Diq project, Rs240 billion in Karkay, Rs400 billion in Gas Infrastructure Development Cess (GIDC) and Rs604 billion in IPPs issue.
وزیراعظم عمران خان 2 سال میں اب تک غریب عوام کے 2344 ارب روپے اپنی حکمت عملی اور کوشش سے بچائیں ہے یہ رقم پاکستان کے تین سال کے ڈیولپمنٹ بجٹ سے زیادہ ہے— Senator Shibli Faraz (@shiblifaraz) August 16, 2020
ریکوڈک 7 ارب ڈالر =1100 ارب روپے
کارکے 1.5 ارب ڈالر = 240 ارب روپے
جی آئی ڈی سی 400 ارب
آئی پی پی 604 ارب
Meanwhile, addressing a news conference along with Special Assistant to the PM on Power Shehzad Qasim in Islamabad on Sunday, Shibli Faraz said the government is taking practical measures to ensure availability of electricity to the consumers at affordable tariff rates.
The minister said that by 2023 the government would ensure the supply of affordable electricity to the consumers.
Shibi Faraz said that a basic agreement has been signed with Independent Power Producers (IPPs) as a first major step towards providing cheap electricity to the consumers.
“Under the agreement signed with the IPPs, payments would only be made for the electricity acquired and consumed instead of the total installed capacity of a particular power plant,” the minister said.
The equity return will now be made in rupees rather than the dollars like past, he said.
Shibli Faraz said that past rulers signed power production agreements with IPPs at a costly rate for personal gains.
“These agreements not only forced the consumers to pay more cost of the electricity, but they also affected exports due to increase in cost of production,” he further said.