It has been announced by the Minister for Power Omar Ayub that there will be no load-shedding in Pakistan during Sehri and Iftari for the month of Ramadan.
While briefing the Senate Standing Committee on Power, the minister made these remarks. The performance of the power ministry was praised by the Senate body and it was appreciated that effort is being made to provide relief to the people.
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The committee was assured by Omer Ayub that electricity will not go out during Ramadan.
The Senate committee was told by the minister that the faulty transformers and out of order devices will be replaced. They are sent for repair to pre-registered workshops.
The Senate body was told that the line losses in HESCO have reduced a bit in the past two months. The crackdown will be launched against the mafia that was involved in any irregularities.
Ayub further revealed that tube wells solarisation in Balochistan is on his priority list. The ministry will take the steps necessary regarding it.
The matters of Turkmenistan-Afghanistan-Pakistan-India Pipeline (Tapi) and AMI Electric meters were also discussed in the session.
The meeting was presided by Senator Nauman Wazir Khattak and attended by Senator Sirajul Haq, Senator Faiz Muhammad, Senator Shahzaib Durrani, Senator Moula Bux Chandio along with Nepra’s and Ministry of Power’s senior officers.