Khawaja Asif Guarantees Significant Reduction in Load Shedding

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ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif said government is taking effective steps to cut line losses and country will saw significant reduction in load-shedding in next summer.

 Talking to media after inaugurating WAPDA office for Dasu Power Project in Islamabad on Wednesday, he said under the plan electricity will be generated from coal in southern parts of the country and from hydel sources in the northern region.

 He said finances are partially available for Dasu power project and work will be started on it very soon.

Federal Minister said that load shedding would come to an end within three to four years with the addition of 11,000 megawatts (MW) in the national grid.

Khawaja Asif said that under the Tarbela-IV project, additional 1,400 megawatt electricity will be produced by 2017. He said work is also underway on Tarbela-V project.

He said circular debt had now again reached Rs 304 billion.


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