LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif said on Wednesday that a plan has been devised to transfer 20,000 schools situated in remote and far-flung areas of the province onto solar energy.
He expressed these views while chairing a meeting to review progress on Khadim-e-Punjab Ujala Programme. Addressing the meeting, the chief minister said the first phase of this programme would start from southern Punjab and a total of 10,861 schools of the districts would be provided solar energy. “A quality educational atmosphere is the priority of the government and therefore, schools will be provided the facility of solar energy,” Shehbaz said. “Khadim-e-Punjab Ujala Programme will go a long way in providing a conducive atmosphere to students,” he said.