Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif urged the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) and the Frontier Works Organisation (FWO) on Sunday to complete the Diamer Bhasha Dam project by 2026, rather than 2029, as originally planned.
“Nothing is impossible in this world, hence efforts should be made to complete the Diamer Bhasha dam project by 2026 rather than 2029.”
The command was given during the premier’s speech during his visit to the Diamer Bhasha Dam site.
PM Shehbaz Sharif stated that his brother, previous Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, began the initiative in 2016 and that it was progressed by his successor, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi.
“There is a need to seriously consider establishing a powerhouse here, as well as to attract international businesses to invest here,” stated the premier.
Diamer Bhasha Dam, he claimed, would be critical in improving Pakistan’s economy and irrigating its agricultural fields.
PM Shehbaz Sharif went on to remark that since taking office as Prime Minister of Pakistan, he has been receiving briefings on various ministries and departments.