ISLAMABAD: PM terms power load-shedding as insufferable

Declaring the existing point of power load-shedding as unacceptable, Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif Wednesday clearly directed to bring download-shedding level to 6 hours in urban and 7 hours in rural regions in the following few days.

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The Prime Minister was chairing a high level meeting here at the PM House to review electricity generation in the state. He was briefed about the load management program for the months of May, June and July.

The Prime Minister directed in immediately shift gears from fertilizer industry to power sector and cut gas supply to CNG sector partially for additional 592 Megawatts generation in the arrangement.

He was told that additional 1,000 Megawatts of electricity will be tallied in the system from the sources on May 11, 2014 and by the end of this month 3,500 Megawatts more from sources will also be tallied.

The Prime Minister directed the Ministries of Finance, Petroleum and Natural Resources and Water and Power to ensure that the fuel shortage issue is settled in the following few days.

630 Megawatts would also be tallied in the system through additional supply of fuel to Muzaffargarh and Jamshoro power plants.

The Prime Minister also directed to reactivate dormant power stations.
He further directed to transfer the fuel supply through Railway to power houses to avoid leakages, pilferage and corruption

The meeting was attended by Chief Minister Punjab, Muhammad Shahbaz Sharif, Minister for Information, Senator Pervaiz Rashid, Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Minister for Railways, Khwaja Saad Rafiq, Minister of State for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali, Minister of State for Petroleum, Jam Kamal Khan, Special Assistant to PM, Dr. Musadiq Malik and senior officers

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