PM orders steps to reduce shortage

Published Feb 25, 2013 08:02pm

ISLAMABAD: Presiding over a meeting to review the energy situation in the country at the PM House in Islamabad on Monday, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf directed the Ministry of Water and Power to take every measure to minimise the demand and supply gap of electricity and ensure minimum inconvenience to consumers.

Water and Power Minister Chaudhry Ahmad Mukhtar, Finance Minister Saleem H. Mandviwala, Adviser to the PM on Petroleum Dr Asim Hussain and senior officials of the Ministry of Water and Power attended the meeting.

It was informed that the electricity breakdown was due to a technical fault and power supply had been restored in most parts of the country and in the rest of the areas it would be done before evening.

The prime minister was told that as directed by him an inquiry committee had been constituted with Member (Power) Wapda as its convener to ascertain the reasons behind the breakdown and fix responsibility. The committee will submit its findings along with recommendations within seven days.—APP

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