No need to buy UPS and generators this summer, minister gives the good news

Economy in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – The citizens of Pakistan need to buy alternate source of electric power in the coming summer because federal minister of water and power Khawaja Muhammad Asif has expressed hope that this year frequency of loadshedding would be reduced to its minimum.

According to government sources, the official standout of power shirt fall in Pakistan on Monday was 2000 MW.

However, concern minister was of the view that frequency of load shedding would be decreased as compared to last year.

He said the government is committed and has taken numerous steps to curtail down the power crisis in the country.

However, one official from Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) had confirmed earlier that the power shortfall has already mounted to 6,000 MW.

The PEPCO official categorically stated that the bills’ recovery was stuck at only 86 percent for the last several months, adding almost Rs 300 million per day to the outstanding amount.

On top of that, the government had delayed subsidy payment. Of the Rs 32 billion dues, the government had cleared only Rs 10 billion about 10 days ago, leaving a deficit of Rs 22 billion. Over the last 10 days, another Rs 8 billion might have been added to the bill, taking the total close to Rs 30 billion mark.

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