20,000 schools in Pakistan to be solar-powered

Pakistani workers prepare solar energy light panels in Islamabad on February 2, 2014. (AFP)

As many as 20,000 schools in Pakistan will be given access to solar panels to ensure continued power supply under the Ujala program, a news report has revealed.

According to the Dawn report, Shehbaz Sharif, Chief Minister of the state of Punjab made these remarks while chairing a meeting to review the progress on the Khadim-e-Aala Ujala program in Lahore.

Sharif said that the aim of the initiative is to guarantee a bright future for the country. He said the project is being completed at a fast pace. “In the first phase of the project 10,000 schools would be solarized in southern Punjab,” he is quoted to have said.

Last Update: Friday, 5 January 2018 KSA 13:58 - GMT 10:58

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