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Pakistan to build six N-power plants: Sharif

According to the prime minister, Pakistan would produce 40,000 MW of power from nuclear plants till 2050 and the government's priority was to start work on power projects to overcome the energy shortage.

world Updated: Nov 26, 2013 19:30 IST

Pakistan Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif announced Tuesday that his country will build six civil nuclear power plants.

Speaking at a function, Coastal Power Project K-II and K-III in Karachi, Sharif said the country's Atomic Energy Commission has identified six sites where civil nuclear power plants could be built, The News International reported.

According to the prime minister, Pakistan would produce 40,000 MW of power from nuclear plants till 2050 and the government's priority was to start work on power projects to overcome the energy shortage.

Sharif also expressed his gratitude to China for its help in building nuclear power plants in Pakistan.