Privatisation of K-Electric will not be reversed: PM Nawaz

PM chairs meeting to power crisis in Karachi and matters particularly pertaining to K-Electric


Abdul Manan June 25, 2015
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif. PHOTO: AFP

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif said on Thursday that the privatisation of K-Electric would not be reversed and that the focus should lie on electricity generation in Karachi, sources revealed to The Express Tribune.

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The prime minister is said to have made the remarks during the 16th meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy at the premier’s residence.

“K-Electric is a privatised project and the government is in no mood to reverse it," a participant of the meeting said.

Sources said under a new agreement with K-Electric, restrictions and new strict conditions would be introduced to ensure smooth provision of electricity to the residents of Karachi.

During the meeting, Secretary Water and Power Younus Dagha briefed the Cabinet on load management in Ramazan. Further, the meeting discussed the power crisis in Karachi and matters particularly pertaining to K-Electric.

The PML-N leadership concluded that if the party fails to overcome the energy crisis of the country, they will lose votes in the next elections, officials told The Express Tribune. 

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The meeting was attended by various lawmakers, including Finance Minister Ishaq Dar, Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif, Railways Minister Khawaja Saad Rafique and Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif among others.

COMMENTS (6)

FN | 5 years ago | Reply Based on current performance, I'd rather have K-Electric running the Sindh Govt rather than Sindh Govt running K-Electric.
Hina | 5 years ago | Reply Nawaz Sharif, Zardari,(the bigwigs). what will it take to brig god's fear in your heart or even fear of dying the same way as these heat wave victims? STOP with your metro projects, invest in Ambulances, hospitals, better emergency facilities. NOW is the time. I hope the army revokes your worthless government tomorrow! Zardari, i hope you see your fate soon. You are a Sindhi leader that is not even sincere with his own province. I'll give the (N) league this much credit that they are sincere for the province they live in. disappointed, heart broken, devastated!!!
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