Prime Minister Imran Khan virtually inaugurated the Karachi Nuclear Power Plant Unit-2 on Friday. Speaking on the occasion, the premier said clean energy is of vital importance for Pakistan that has been facing adverse impacts of global warming.
The new nuclear project in the city was launched on the 70th anniversary of the Pakistan-China friendship. It will generate 1,100 megawatts of electricity and clean energy for Pakistan.
“This (K-2) is important because Pakistan is among the 10 countries most affected by climate change and global warming,” the PM said. “Pakistan’s glaciers produce 80 per cent water supply for the country and they are melting rapidly.”
PM Imran emphasised on the fact that we will have to act swiftly otherwise our future generation will face difficult challenges.
“Through the project, the manpower in the country will be trained and China’s technology will be transferred into Pakistan.”
PM Khan highlighted a number of things Pakistan can learn from China such as population control, pollution control, and poverty alleviation.
“Ever since his rise to power, China’s president has punished over 400 ministers on charges of corruption,” he said, adding that the country has shown that a nation can only progress when its justice system is non-discriminatory.
Pakistan is extremely lucky to have a neighbour like China who has established itself as one of the top superpowers in the world and we can hugely benefit from it.
The premier added that CPEC, which started with the aim to enhance connectivity, has grown to benefit Pakistan in other sectors such as agriculture as well.
He lauded the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) and expressed to reaffirm Pakistan’s 70-year old diplomatic ties with China.