OUR STAFF REPORTER FAISALABAD - Pakistan can generate 50,000 MW of hydro electricity but only about 6,595 MW has been developed for the last 50 years, presenting a grim picture. This was stated by experts at the International Conference on Solar and Bio Energy System arranged by the Department of Farm Machinery and Power, Faculty of Agricultural Engineering and Technology, University of Agriculture Faisalabad. The session was presided over by Punjab Energy Department Secretary Rab Nawaz. Rab Nawaz said the Punjab government would encourage the UAF for setting up a power plant to generate one megawatt of electricity using solar and solid waste technologies in a bid to promote technology in the country. He urged UAF scientists to develop and promote solar and solid waste energy mechanism at university campus in order to emerge the UAF as ever first environment friendly 'Green University of the country. The Punjab Energy Department Secretary said power circular debt was standing at Rs570 billion and it was need of the hour to promote other sources of power. He urged the university to establish model biogas plant from the UAFs farm containing 300 animals. He praised UAF role for playing a vital role in increasing the agricultural productivity and globalisation by attracting foreign delegates.