Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has outlined significant endeavours and reforms targeting Pakistan’s energy sector and environmental problems. During a recent conference with foreign energy sector experts, directed by former Georgian Prime Minister Nika Gilauri, PM Sharif prioritized the privatization and outsourcing of power distribution companies. He underlined the significance of learning from Georgia’s successful energy sector reforms to handle Pakistan’s energy challenges.

PM Shehbaz Sharif’s Energy Sector Reforms and Environmental Initiatives

The Pakistani government is persistent in tackling major issues in the energy sector, including circular debt, line losses, and electricity theft. “Reforms in the energy sector aim to lower electricity charges in Pakistan,” PM Sharif stated, underlining the sector’s crucial role in the country’s economic development and development. To this end, policies are being enforced to decrease circular debt and improve the efficiency of electricity bill collection.

Promoting alternative energy sources, especially solar energy, is a key focus to reduce dependence on expensive customary energy sources. The government is facilitating public-private partnerships to improve efficiency and innovation within the energy sector. Federal ministers, including Ahsan Iqbal, Muhammad Aurangzeb, Musadik Malik, Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari, and Ali Pervaiz Malik, were directed to consult with the delegation and formulate an exhaustive strategy for these reforms.

High-ranking officials from relevant departments also partook in the meeting, highlighting the government’s commitment to these reforms. PM Sharif addressed the critical issues of desertification, land degradation, and drought, which concern millions in Pakistan. “We are committed to achieving land degradation neutrality and enhancing the resilience of our communities,” PM Sharif emphasized during the observance of Desertification and Drought Day 2024.

The theme for Desertification and Drought Day 2024, “United for Land. Our Legacy. Our Future,” reflects the government’s devotion to sustainable land management methods. Endeavours such as reforestation programs and creative agricultural techniques aim to attain land degradation neutrality and improve community resilience.

PM Sharif’s statements reflect a holistic approach to energy and environmental issues, focusing on sustainable development. “Collaboration with international experts and the promotion of alternative energy sources are key components of our strategy,” he reiterated.

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