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PM Abbasi launches power consumer friendly net-metering framework

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday launched power consumer friendly net-metering framework, under which power consumers would be able to generate their own energy and sell the surplus to the national grid.
Addressing a ceremony here earlier today, Prime Minister Abbasi said the country stands at the threshold of providing cheap, efficient, reliable and sustainable electricity to consumers.
Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Leghari said on the occasion that solar energy-based net metering has become an economical and financially viable option for average energy consumers, even at household and commercial levels.
Later today, the Prime Minister will chair a meeting of the federal cabinet to discuss strategy in wake of US President Donald Trump’s tweet, in which the US president accused Pakistan of harbouring terrorists and threatened to cut off its aid.
The meeting will also discuss the national as well as regional security situation, and the prevailing economic and social affairs of the country.