International News Network reported Tuesday that Sharif told Tibber that Pakistan's energy crisis is serious and that shortages of electricity are having a negative impact on the country's industry, agriculture and trade.
Sharif added that the crisis was sufficiently extreme that the country should be put on a war footing as regards to energy generation for the development and prosperity of the country.
Sharif said the government is considering renewable energy projects including hydle low-level hydroelectric projects for canals and reservoirs, solar, waste incineration and wind in addition to traditional energy sources such as coal.
Pakistan is building a 120-megawatt hydle power project at the Taunsa Barrage and power generation from sugarcane waste is also under consideration.
Turning to more traditional sources of power, Pakistan is also building a coal-fired plant in Dera which will be supplied with fuel from Baluchistan. Tibber promised that Britain would carefully consider assisting Pakistan's power sectors.
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