Islamabad: Against the backdrop of an energy crisis that has triggered protests in parts of Punjab, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Friday ordered officials to examine the possibility of immediate import of electricity from neighbouring countries.

Sharif directed authorities "to examine the possibility of importing energy from neighbouring countries to improve the situation on immediate basis", said a statement issued after the premier chaired a high level meeting on the energy situation.

Earlier, Sharif had personally asked Indian High Commissioner Sharat Sabharwal to expedite a visit by Indian energy experts to Pakistan. Following Sharif's request, a team of Indian experts visited Islamabad and Lahore earlier this week to discuss the export of gas and electricity.


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