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Federal Information Minister, Pervez Rasheed. — File Photo
Federal Information Minister, Pervez Rasheed. — File Photo

LAHORE: Federal Information Minister Pervez Rasheed said on Saturday that no electricity load-shedding would take place during Sehri, Iftar and Tarawih prayer timings in the month of Ramadan and predicted that the government would bring the price of electricity to Rs 10 per unit within three years, DawnNews reported.

The senior Pakistan Muslim League - Nawaz (PML-N) leader was addressing an event hosted by the Electronic Media Reporters Association during which he said that the country's electricity demand stood at 17,000 megawatts whereas the current generation capacity was 13,500 megawatts.

He expressed hopes that the electricity production capacity would soon increase to the demand level of 17,000 megawatts.

He also predicted that the government would bring down the per unit price of electricity to Rs 10 within the next three years.

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Khalid James Jul 06, 2013 10:52pm

Load Shedding during Ramzan It is to remind the present government that during PP, s rule there was no load shedding during the entire month of Ramzan, where as present government is issuing schedule, they should learn from PP, s government. Shame present government of Pakistan.

Isotropic power Jul 06, 2013 11:37pm

Shame on you Pervez Rasheed. Sell the Raiwind palace and pay the dues to the power generation plants. Don't push the nation of Pakistan to the wall or we shall bounce back so hard that all previous revolutions would look like circuses.

Furthermore stop making fool of the people. Go to security council and complain against India and get our waters back. Fight a war if you have to.

Remember Punjab means 5 rivers.

Long live Pakistan. Shame on Govt.of Pakistan and PML-N.

Bilal Jul 07, 2013 04:47am

That's exactly what Zardari used to do during Ramadan. It's our right to electricity, clean drinking water etc that our governments have barred us from due to poor policy making. By providing electricity at certain times. Why are we a country without electricity? We have reached a point where they expect us to thank them for giving us electricity only at certain times. Pakistan is ranked as one of the most corrupt countries in the world by various global corruption indexes. If all the money is going into the pockets of these policy makers, how can we produce electricity? These funds need to be spent on building new dams and better infrastructure, otherwise we will never have electricity in our country. I don't expect much from these two brothers and the current ruling government, they are not really sincere to this nation. Another round of loans from IMF, our debt-GDP is well above 90 percent excluding the informal sector. Good luck Pakistan, keep on paying IMF interest rates for the rest of your existence and the borrowed money will be spent on Nawaz Shareef's house, buying new tigers lions, grand cruisers, Mercedez, foreign trips with a Pakistani crew of 100 thousand, staying in 10 star hotels, booking the roof top, and of course-- partying 24/7.

Riaz Ahmad Jul 07, 2013 05:09am

If load shedding can be reduced in the month of Ramadan, than why can't the same be possible in rest of the year. Shortage of electricity like many other problems are symptoms of an underlying single cause. This cause is the mindset and culture of Pakistani society. Don't just blame the politicians and the dictators, they are the people through which the invisible underlying corrupt and self serving mindset of Pakistani society becomes tangible.

Umair Khalid Jul 07, 2013 02:58pm

bohot ehsaan hay sir app ka hamaray saro per! I am this is also applicable for the President house, PM house, governor houses, minister houses etc. shame on you and your govt!!!!!!!!!!! atleast you could have provided full time electricity in Ramadan when people will suffer badly due to scrotching heat when they are fasting. and thanks also for increasing the price of electricity which is never available and already may be the most expensive in the world.

seren haqqani Jul 07, 2013 06:04pm

This is the country millions lost their lives and everything to make it.Now we the people are provided Zakat during holy month of Ramadan in shape of Electricity on payment of money as determined by the Rulers of their God gifted country.If I am not mistaken is this same Mr Rasheed who was promoting a car by driving it on a kit using water as the fuel,Why cant he can do same trick to produce electricity so he can bring down the cost of production to Zero and still can charge Rs 10 towards East Pakistan Flood Relief Fund.