Pak parliament first in the world to run fully on solar power

download (6)Pakistan parliament on Tuesday became the first in the world to completely run on solar power, a venture supported by China with $55 million funding.

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.

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