ISLAMABAD (Staff Report) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday reaffirmed his commitment to end power outages by 2018.

Addressing a ceremony in connection with launching of solar power plant at the parliament house in Islamabad, Nawaz Sharif said he is personally monitoring progress on various power projects launched in different sectors.

He pointed out that some projects will be completed this year while most of them will come in the system by the end of next year.

Nawaz Sharif appreciated the initiative of Speaker National Assembly and the Senate Chairman for making the country’s parliament the first in the world to run entirely on solar power.

He said it is encouraging to note that the parliament’s solar plant will not only meet its own energy requirements but the additional electricity will be contributed to the national grid.

Speaker National Assembly Sardar Ayaz Sadiq, Chairman Senate Raza Rabbani and Chinese Ambassador Mr Sun Weidong were also present on the occasion.