Monday , November 18 2019

Years Required to Resolve Load Shedding issue In Pakistan

Federal Water and Power Minister Khawaja AsifNew Federal Water and Power Minister Khawaja Asif on Saturday said the Govt could take not weeks or months, but years to tackle power load shedding problem in Pakistan.
Asif said the PPP had five years to resolve this load shedding problem, but they wasted it. He said, “Our first priority  was to reduce the continuance of load shedding.”
He said that he would be able to critical review the real position within four days.
In the meantime, he said the duration of load shedding would be cut short in the Holy month of Ramazan.
Asif said he would be making earnest efforts to resolve this problem.
However, Khawaja Asif the minister refused to give any deadline for ending the menace of load shedding.
He said Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif would be announcing the energy policy in the next few days detailing plan to end the energy crisis. He said competent officers would be given responsibilities and all decisions would be based on merit.
Earlier, on arrival at the ministry, he was briefed about the energy situation and steps taken to minimise the impact.
Separately, talking to a private TV channel, Asif said the government had designed and finalised strategy to resolve the energy shortage issue.
He said, “Our first priority is to reduce the hours of load shedding to provide relief the common man especially in the holy month of Ramazan.”
He said domestic consumers would be given preference followed by the industrial units. The minister said that equal load shedding will be carried out in all parts of the country.