Worlds 1st solar-powered Parliament in Pakistan

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Pakistan’s Parliament on Tuesday became the first in the world to fully operate on solar electricity. The $55 million venture, which can generate 80 MW power, was funded by the Chinese government as an act of friendship. “This is another example of Pak-China friendship,” PM Nawaz Sharif said at the ceremony where the Parliament switched to solar power.Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in a simple ceremony switched on solar-powered building of the parliament in capital Islamabad.First announced in 2014, the venture has been funded by the Chinese government as an act of friendship, with the solar power plant costing around $55 million.