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20,000 schools in Pakistan to be solar-powered

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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.