US vows to help Pakistan in energy sector


Islamabad, Sept 18 (TNS): American Ambassador to Pakistan David Hale and Deputy Chairman Planning Commission Sartaj Aziz on Monday inaugurated the Steering Committee for Integrated Energy Planning for Pakistan.

The US Department of Energy, supported by USAID and the State Department is helping develop Pakistan’s IEP as a roadmap to deliver more efficient and reliable energy for the people of Pakistan.

Speaking at the inaugural ceremony, the US Ambassador said the inauguration of the Integrated Energy Plan Steering Committee will help support sound energy planning at the national level by Pakistani authorities.

On the occasion, Deputy Chairman Planning Commission  Sartaj Aziz noted that the IEP regime will provide a valuable roadmap for Pakistan’s energy sector and  help  achieve greater energy self-sufficiency by pursuing affordable and sustainable policies.

Sartaj Aziz said the Government of Pakistan highly appreciates the US cooperation in the energy sector.