Mianwali (Staff Report): Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi inaugurated Pakistan's fifth 340MW nuclear power plant “C-4” at Chashma on Friday.

PM Abbasi thanked China for providing technical and financial assistance while addressing the inauguration ceremony of the power plant.

The premier also expressed hope that the two countries would continue to collaborate in the energy sector, among others, in the future as well.

"There is no doubt, these power projects would not have been possible without the cooperation of China and the Chinese people," he said, as he invited China to invest further in Pakistan's energy sector.

The Prime Minister said that 2 large-sized nuclear power plants, K-2 and K-3, are under construction near Karachi and are scheduled to be operational in 2020 and 2021, respectively. They will add 2,200MW electricity to the national grid.

PM Abbasi vowed that the government would be able to eliminate load shedding soon with increasing capacity to generate electricity.