The Prime Minister stressed for utilization of alternative & renewable energy resources to overcome the current energy crisis. "Pakistan is facing energy crisis and rising to this challenge and depending on indigenous alternative energy resources is the need of hours" he said.
He observed that the world faced a three dimensional global energy, economic and environmental crisis and renewable energy resources, particularly wind energy, offered the most promising solution.
The Prime Minister noted that wind energy was globally the fastest growing energy resource with an annual growth of 26 percent. He expected that Pakistan would soon contribute significantly to the global installed wind capacity
He thanked the Turkish firm, Zorlu Enerji, for helping Pakistan enter the wind energy year. "Even now at the time when we face many challenges, it is our Turkish brothers, who have stepped up and their tremendous support has resulted in ushering in a new, green era in Pakistan's energy sector", he added.
The Prime Minister expressed satisfaction that the Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB), had made significant headway to develop the countryís Alternative & Renewable Energy sector.
He pointed out that Zorlu Enerji Group intends to expand this project to 250 megawatts. This shall also send a very strong signal to the international community that Pakistan offers great opportunities to do business and investment. "I am sure that with the support of our friends like Turkey and China, our renewable energy market will continue to flourish and rival the other emerging markets in the world as well", the Prime Minister said.