Pakistan’s Executive Committee of the National Economic Council (ECNEC) has approved the construction of substation and transmission line projects worth PKR 52.55 billion in Pakistan. The ECNEC has approved the 500 kV Chakwal substation project at a revised cost of PKR 6.71 billion. The approval has also been given for the proposed seventh secondary transmission line and grid stations entailing a cost of PKR 7.53 billion. The project involves the construction of eight new grid stations and transmission lines (190 km), addition of 15 power transformers and capacitors at grid stations, and transformation capacity addition covering six districts in Punjab. Another approval was for a transmission line project worth PKR 21.78 billion for the evacuation of electricity from 1,320 MW coal-based power projects of Sino Sindh Resources Limited and Sindh Engro Coal Limited in Thar. The ECNEC has also approved a PKR 16.53 project for enhancement in transformer capacity of National Transmission and Despatch Company Limited systems by extension and augmentation of existing grid stations covering 28 districts across the country.