ISLAMABAD: In an attempt to conserve electricity and control loadshedding, all four provinces have agreed upon two government holidays in a week, Express News reported on Friday.
During the conference, presided over by Federal Minister for Water and Power Naveed Qamar, all four provinces reached a mutual consensus on implementing decisions taken during the energy conference.
According to sources, all provinces will issue notifications themselves. This action will conserve a total of 700 megawatts of electricity.
Earlier, to overcome the current energy crisis, Prime Minister Yousaf Raza Gilani had directed government offices to work five days a week, thereby saving 700 megawatts of energy.
The decision was taken during the National Energy Conference,
Apart from reducing the number of working days for government offices, the government had decided to implement a street-light conservation plan recommended by the Ministry of Water and Power.
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