Tonnes of coal for Sahiwal energy plant goes lacking from prepare

A staggering 22 tonnes of coal went lacking from the bogey of a prepare that was carrying coal for the 1,320 megawatt Sahiwal coal-fired energy plant, the first-ever such mission in Pakistan, it emerged on Thursday.
A second particular prepare carrying 22 tonnes of coal in every of its 18 carriages reached Sahiwal railway station final night.
On Thursday morning, railways guards knowledgeable the assistant station grasp (ASM) that coal was lacking from bogey quantity 96329.
The prepare which was on its means from Port Qasim had stopped on its means at Gulab Railway Station close to Bahawalpur, a railway official stated, including that an investigation has been began to determine how the coal went lacking.
The primary consignment of 43,999 tonnes of coal imported from South Africa for the trial operations of the Sahiwal energy plant was unloaded at Port Qasim final month.
Minister for Water and Energy Khawaja Muhammad Asif had stated final week the ability plant has been related to the nationwide grid after its completion.
He added that the ability plant will generate 1,320MW from June after its testing has been accomplished.
The $1.eight billion Sahiwal energy plant has two models of 660MW every and can be first energy plant to be run on imported coal.
The federal government, thereafter, imposed a ban on vegetation run on imported coal and confused upon the necessity to use indigenous coal from Thar.

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