Inaugurating the project, Shehbaz says it will help save $6b in energy imports n Not benefitting from country’s local coal reserves was a huge mistake n Chinese ambassador appreciates Pak Army for providing foolproof security to Chinese working on development projects.



MITHI    –   Prime Minister Sheh­baz Sharif has said that amid skyrocketing fuel prices, the inexpen­sive energy production from Thar Coal Mines Project would prove to be a game-chang­er of development for the entire country as it could help the govern­ment to save up to $6 billion as the expendi­ture on the import of energy including petrol and liquid petroleum touched $24 billion.

The PM said this while addressing the inauguration of the commercial operations of Phase-II of Sindh En­gro Coal Mining Compa­ny (SECMC) and during his visit to Thar Coal Mines Block-II, Islam­kot, Mithi, on Monday.