Pakistan can produce 80000 MW from northern areas

Chief Minister GB Hafiz Hafeez ur Rehman while addressing a workshop organised by NLC said that Pakistan has the potential to produce more than 80000MW of energy from northern areas. Exploiting this economical source of clean energy can help economic turnaround of Pakistan by providing cheap electricity to industries and domestic consumers. To properly utilise this potential we need to develop the essential infrastructure including transmission lines.
He was addressing the 3 day national workshop organised by Applied Technologies Institute NLC (ATIN) at Karakoram International University. Senior officials of the provincial government, Technical Education & Vocational Training Authority (TEVTA), prominent hydropower experts, students from different universities, businessmen and entrepreneurs participated in the event.
Col Tassadaq Rasheed (retd), Director ATINs highlighted the role of technical institutes established by NLC across Pakistan and its contribution towards promotion of skill education in the country especially in GB. He also informed that ATIN Gilgit will start short courses in hydropower and fruit processing soon. Holding of workshop is a step towards that end, he added.

Brig Muhammad Iqbal Director NLC GB was Chief Guest at closing ceremony. He highlighted the importance of technical education for local community to address the issue of unemployment among youth. He disclosed that NLC will setup new campuses at Diamer and Skardu for imparting technical skills to youth across GB.