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Pakistan, US discuss renewable energy sources

ISLAMABAD: High level meeting between Pakistani and US officials on the theme of ‘conservation of energy’ concluded Wednesday as the two sides discussed transfer of renewable energy sources.

According to the joint communiqué, Pakistan’s representative delegation was lead by Minister for Energy Khurram Dastgir while the visiting delegation was headed by US’s Foreign Department’s Assistant Secretary for Energy Jeffrey Pite.

According to the communiqué, both countries expressed joint resolve to build a safe and stable energy future.

Important agendas such as transferring Pakistan’s dependency completely to renewable energy sources, introduction of electric vehicles and induction of women to the energy sectors were deliberated.

Joint cooperation on Pakistan-US ‘Green alliance’ was also discussed during the session, the communiqué said, adding that the resolve to pay special heed to these projects, and to ensure transparency in them was also expressed by two sides.

US has also announced to introduce two new energy projects in Pakistan. These projects include re-installment of electricity plant worth 500000 dollars in flood-hit areas of Sindh and release of special grant to the Lahore University of Management Sciences (LUMS) for to facilitate research on electric vehicles.