Energy Crisis: No power outage during Sehr, Iftar

Reducing loadshedding during the holy month of Ramazan is Pepco’s first priority.


July 20, 2011

ISLAMABAD: Director-General of the Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pepco) Ejaz Rafique Qureshi reiterated on Tuesday that there will be no loadshedding during Sehr and Iftar across the country. In a televised interview, he said that reducing loadshedding during the holy month of Ramazan is Pepco’s first priority. He said that demand had reached 17,000MW across the country, increasing from last year’s 14,000MW. Qureshi said the government was striving hard to overcome loadshedding in the country by adding another 572MW to the national grid. He said that four major projects will be completed soon, including Dhepur (425MW), Guddu (750MW), a UAD-gifted plant (320MW) and one in Faisalabad, which will add 2,000MW to the system.

Published in The Express Tribune, July 20th, 2011.

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