President Asif Ali Zardari chairs a meeting over energy situation in the country. – File Photo by PPI

ISLAMABAD: A meeting was held at the presidency on Tuesday with President Asif Ali Zardari in the chair to review the energy situation in the country.

Those who attended the meeting included among others Federal Minister for Finance Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Federal Minister for Water and Power Syed Naveed Qamar, Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources Dr. Asim Hussain, federal secretaries of concerned ministries and other officials of relevant departments besides Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar.

Briefing about the meeting, Senator Babar said the meeting reviewed the current energy situation in the country.

The water & power minister, while briefing the meeting about the power generation, said there was no unscheduled loadshedding in the country.

Senator Babar said that the president directed that a special control room be set up in the ministry of water & power which should display on the screen complete and updated information about the power generation from different power plants, distribution to various distribution companies and areas subjected to loadshedding.

He also directed that the same system be replicated in the presidency so that a special unit in his office could also monitor the situation with regards to energy generation, supply and distribution and loadshedding.

Updated May 15, 2012 02:59pm

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