ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has reiterated his pledge to eliminate electricity loadshedding from the country.

Presiding over a meeting of the cabinet committee on energy in Islamabad on Monday, he said that government has steadfastly made efforts in the last three years to curb load-shedding on a priority basis.

He said that more than 8,000 megawatts electricity will be added to the national grid before June next year.

He said that the government was not only struggling to overcome prevailing energy shortfalls in the country, but also determined to cope with the growing future requirements.

The Prime Minister also directed early completion of power projects without compromising on efficiency and quality of work.

The meeting was informed that a total of 5,710 megawatts will be added to the system by the end of this year.

The committee approved new LNG-based gas connections for domestic, industrial and commercial consumers.