Mianwali (Web Desk): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has inaugurated power production from 340 Mega Watt Chashma-III nuclear power plant 'C-III' near Mianwali.

The power project is a joint collaboration between the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission (PAEC) and China National Nuclear Corporation. It was executed by the Pakistan Atomic Energy Commission under the guidelines of the International Atomic Energy Agency, Radio Pakistan reported.

The Chashma-III nuclear power plant was preceded by the Chashma-I and Chashma-II power projects. Another unit of the same capacity, Chashma-IV, is expected to be completed in the coming year.

Additionally, the Karachi nuclear power projects K-II and K-III will add a total of 8,800MW electricity to the national grid by 2030 as a mid-term target for the PAEC.