LAHORE  -   Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) leader Ejaz Chaudhry has said that Prime Minister Imran Khan is giving preference to hydel and renewable energy projects to resolve energy related problems in Pakistan.

He said that due to the efforts of the chief justice of Pakistan and the prime minister, Bhasha Dam would be constructed and funding issue would also be resolved. He said it while addressing a national conference on the energy crisis and its solutions organized by the Punjab University College of Earth and Environmental Sciences (CEES) in collaboration with Pakistan Association for Advancement of Sciences (PAAS) at University Law College’s auditorium here on Monday.

Addressing the ceremony, Prof Niaz Ahmad said that Pakistan had abundance of natural resources and it could cope with energy issues. However, he said, it was a big challenge to produce low-cost and environment friendly energy. He said that we must have the technology which could reduce environmental problems during the process of energy production.  He said that we must give preference to solar and hydel energy projects and focus on effective utilization of coal reservoirs. He also announced establishment of Renewable Energy Centre at PU and said that funding would be provided to this project.