Islamabad, Aug.28 (ANI): Pakistan Prime Minister Syed Yousuf Raza Gilani on Friday said that the resolution of the present energy crisis in the country is the foremost priority of his government and urged the US and international community to extend help to develop the power sector.
He was talking to David Lipton, Senior Director for International Economics in the National Security Council of the US who called on him at the Prime Minister's House on Friday.
According to the Dawn, Gilani said his government had devised short, medium and long term plans to address the power crisis. He apprised Mr. Lipton of their salient features.
He also underscored the need for a better understanding by the outside world of the energy situation in Pakistan.
He said that electricity tariff will not be raised when people of the country are suffering from severe shortages of electricity.
Lipton assured Gilani that the US government was fully appreciative of Pakistan's difficulties and wanted to help solve this problem. (ANI)