PM forms load management committee in a bid to arrest loadshedding

Textile industry to bite loadshedding bullet as PM seeks APTMA cooperation till energy situation improves.

July 25, 2012

ISLAMABAD: In his latest move to balance the widening gap between demand and supply of electricity in the country, Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf on Thursday created a committee to ensure equitable load distribution in the country.

Chairing a meeting of the Energy Committee in Islamabad on Wednesday, Ashraf directed the Load Management Committee to ensure the distribution of the electricity to each distribution company and its further distribution in the respective regions without deviating from the scheduled load shedding plan.

The Committee will be headed by Minister for Water and Power Chaudhry Ahmed Mukhtar.

The Prime Minister also directed all heads of DESCOs to redouble their efforts in curtailing line losses and also speed up bill recoveries from the public and the private sectors.

The Prime Minister further directed that there should be no load shedding at Iftar and Sehar times during the holy month of Ramzan.

The meeting was told that the one nuclear power plant has become operational and the other one will also start generating electricity very soon.

The Prime Minister took the representatives of All Pakistan Textile Manufacturers Association (APTMA) into confidence for appreciating the energy situation in the country and sought their cooperation in this regard till the decline in demand.

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