ISLAMABAD – Minister of Water and Power claims that in coming three days the load shedding will be reduced to zero and government is taking sold steps to overcome the situation.
Khawaja Asif said that no doubt recent tragedy in power supply system has jolted the system badly but government will overcome the issue. He admitted the there are crises in Pakistan and may be it will take two to three years to completely reduced load shedding to zero.
Talking about the recent steps of government about load shedding he told media that government has asked help from China State Grid through embassy and it will take Chinese team maximum three days to take over the system for repairment.
He promised that load shedding in industrial sector will also be overcomed in three days as government has sufficient stock of furnace oil.
He also gave excuse of terrorists attack on sensitive power installations and said that these installations were three time attacks in in 10 days which is also a big factor in in load shedding.
He further told that it is not easy for government to protect the power lines from government as these are passing from the unprotected are however he promised that supply of electricity will be restored till tonight but the completely reducing of load shedding will take three days.
“More that 6900 MW electricity is not utilized properly in system” he pointed out the flaws in system.
Talking about the ministry’s role in circular debt he said that that ministry is to pay more than 1700 million rupees which is process through installation.
He ensured that electricity unit will not be costed high and government will pass all the benefits to public.
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