Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif (L) walks past army chief Raheel Sharif as he leaves after attending a ceremony to mark the country's Independence Day in Islamabad on August 14, 2015. AFP PHOTO / AAMIR QURESHI
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Pakistani Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif Thursday held a groundbreaking ceremony for two controversial Chinese nuclear plants near the coastal city of Karachi which are set to add 1,100 megawatts to the energy-starved country's electric grid.The plants, which are located just 20 miles from the burgeoning metropolis of around 20 million people, have stoked fears among scientific experts and residents, and their construction was earlier stayed by a court order.Temperatures can reach 50 degrees Celsius (120 Fahrenheit) in the country's center in June and July, sending demand for electricity soaring and leaving a shortfall of around 4,000 megawatts.
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