PM Nawaz Directs For Smooth Supply Of Electricity During Ramazan


ISLAMABAD, 06 June: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif on Tuesday directed the Ministry of Water and Power to ensure smooth supply of electricity and avoid unscheduled load-shedding anywhere in the country during the holy month of Ramazan.
The premier was chairing a meeting of Cabinet Committee on Energy in Islamabad on to review power supply situation in the country.
The Prime Minister directed that no power shutdowns be carried out because of development works during Ramzan. He also directed to work out shifting of scheduled outages of power plants because of repairs and maintenance from summer season to winter season so that maximum power is provided when most required during months of peak power demand.
The meeting also decided that factors including increase in use of electric appliances due to economic prosperity and behavioral patterns of power consumers be included in the estimation of projected power demands.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister also approved a new power production project of 1200 megawatts electricity from LNG gas.