Govt to shift 20,000 electricity deprived schools to solar energy: Shehbaz

F.P. Report

LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister (CM), Muhammad Shehbaz Sharif has said that under “Khadim-e-Punjab Ujala Program”, shifting of 20,000 electricity-deprived schools to solar energy must be implemented swiftly.

This program in its first phase, is being initiated from schools of South Punjab which will lit 10 thousand 800 schools there through solar panels, he added.

Addressing a meeting held to review the headway on shifting of schools to solar energy under “Khadim-e-Punjab Ujala Program” through video-link here on Sunday, Shehbaz Sharif said that shifting of schools to solar energy is a unique and remarkable program of Pakistan which is a very important project to provide learning environment conducive to our students so we need to expedite it without any delay.

He said that billions of rupees are being spent on this schools’ brightening project which will facilitate millions of children so we have to work hard to push it forward and complete it at the earliest.

Shehbaz Sharif said that Punjab government is investing billions of rupees on the bright future of nation and all out resources are being made available to furnish them with favorable instructive environment.

Secretary Energy while giving briefing to the meeting about progress of this program said that the best and well-known companies have come up for the execution of this project.

Provincial Minister for School Education Rana Mashhood Ahmed, Secretaries Schools Education, Energy, Information and other concerned officials attended the meeting through video-link from Civil Secretariat.