Minister of Energy Power Division takes overview of NESPAK

Mr. Khurram Dastgir Khan, Federal Minister for Energy, visited NESPAK House, Lahore on May 30, 2022 to have an overview of NESPAK. Dr. Tahir Masood, Managing Director NESPAK, welcomed the Minister and gave him a detailed corporate presentation highlighting the objectives of the creation of NESPAK, its scope of services and achievements. During the presentation, the MD NESPAK told the Minister that NESPAK has achieved all the initial objectives of its creation and now it is working on the future reform process. In order to substantiate his claim, he cited an example that currently, NESPAK has been the lead firm for provision of engineering consultancy services for mega projects such as Bhasha and Mohmand Dams while foreign firms from the US, Turkey and Switzerland are working in the joint venture. Besides, NESPAK proved its indigenous capability by completing the Orange Line Metro Train Project in Lahore. MD also informed the Minister that NESPAK has been ranked by ENR among the top 20 non-US firms providing services in the field of engineering. On the occasion, the Minister expressed his interest in the solar energy projects and told the meeting that the Government is planning a number of projects in the solar energy sector in the coming days. The MD also briefed the Minister that NESPAK has been providing its services in risk prone areas like Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa in the solar, irrigation, roads, dams and energy sectors. The Minister showed keen interest in the presentation and assured the MD NESPAK that his Ministry would help in addressing NESPAK issues like recovery of its receivables against various government departments.