February 21, 2019: Minister for Planning, Development & Reform and Statistics Division Makhdum Khusro Bakhtyar says the government is committed to systematic and cost effective development of energy sector.
Chairing the 2nd Steering Committee meeting on Integrated Energy Planning for Sustainable Development in Islamabad today, he said, in this regard, the government is working on integrated energy planning for sustainable development.
The Minister said that government is making endeavors to provide affordable energy to the masses and a robust energy policy is being formulated in coordination with all stakeholders for sustained economic growth.
He said lack of an integrated energy planning in past affected our energy sector and consequentially the country's economic growth.
He added the present government is fully committed to steer this initiative to meaningful policy formulation and its implementation adding that the government has also constituted a task force on energy in this regard.
Makhdum Khusro highlighted that the Government is also working on a renewable energy policy to tap the indigenous resources.