ISLAMABAD: Murad Ali Shad has sought access to the Wind Power Project to the electricity supply in the country from the centre.

Chief Minister Sindh, who was on an official trip to Islamabad, met Federal Finance Minister Khawaja Asif on Tuesday for Water and Power and he requested Asif to include power projects in the country’s electricity grid including the Wind Power Project.

According to sources, the meeting was held in Islamabad in which both leaders talked about different issues including tariff of electricity and alternative energy between federation and Sindh.

CM Sindh has demanded a direct power line from transmission lines while he also expressed reservation over neglecting projects under China-Pakistan Economic Corridors (CPEC) in Sindh. He also stressed early completion of energy plans in Sindh and urged the federal minister to continue power supply to K-Electric.

On the other hand, Khawaja Asif asked Sindh CM to pay electricity arrears worth Rs 72 billion. He said that a proper strategy to resolve the issue is being prepared by experts. He also vowed to address Sindh Government‘s complaints regarding continuous power outages.

Talking to media after meeting, Khawaja Asif said as regards the upgradation of transmission system in Sindh, the whole transmission system requires upgradation which will be done in the next one and a half years. On the occasion, Murad Ali Shah said the local administration would utilize the renewable energy sources to produce 800 to 1000 megawatts of power in the next two years.