‘Govt to focus on cheap electricity’

A policy was being formed in that regard

APP August 06, 2022
The Circular Debt Management Plan showed that in October 2021 the government increased electricity price by Rs1.66 per unit to raise Rs164 billion. photo: file


The Chairman of the Board of Directors of MEPCO, Sardar Jamal Khan Leghari, said on Friday that the government's top priority was to increase the production of cheap electricity, and a policy was being formed in that regard.

He said that steps were being taken to reduce the production of electricity from imported fuel, adding that wind, solar and coal power plants would be installed.

He was addressing the maiden meeting of the new board of directors of the Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO). He said that the circular debt had reduced due to positive initiatives of the government.

The government was taking concrete steps for complete elimination of loadsheding which would yield results soon. Leghari said that the board would take all possible steps for the welfare of employees and providing better facilities to consumers.

He said that initiatives would be taken with the support of the management to make the country's largest distribution company the number one in every respect.

MEPCO is providing electricity to more than 7.6 million consumers and 35 million population of South Punjab with limited resources.

Enhancing company's resources and providing consumers with accurate bills based on their usage was our top priority, Leghari added.

Dismissal action would be taken against the employees over wrong readings.

The Chief Executive Officer of MEPCO, Mahar Allah Yar Bharwana, briefed the board of directors about the company's performance.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2022.


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