Unplanned load shedding would not be tolerated: Leghari

ISLAMABAD: A meeting under the chairmanship of Federal Minister for Power Division Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari was held here in Islamabad to finalise the reports of constraints presented by DISCOs and NTDC.

Power Division Secretary, DISCOs Joint Secretary, NTDC Joint Secretary, PF Joint Secretary, PEPCO General Manager and DISCOs chief executives were also present on this occasion, a press release on Friday said.

A detailed briefing was given to the minister power division regarding power generation and its consumption in all over the country.

Sardar Awais Ahmed Leghari asked all the chief executives to share the capacity and cumulative power generation of all feeders produced in 2017. He instructed all chief executives to ensure the required power generation of their respective feeders and to be vigilant about unannounced load shedding.

He said that unplanned load shedding would not be tolerated in any part of the country.

Minister of Power Division inquired all the chief executives about the status of power generation in January 2018 until December 2018.

He also asserted to bridge the gap between demand and supply and asked all the chief executives to present a project demand without any delay by sharing that how much power in feeders and resources are required in this regard.

He said that currently, the power generation system is smoothly working, but there is a dire need to examine if this system can continue to provide for all domestic, commercial and industrial use in the future. He directed the relevant officials to call a meeting on Monday and submit the report in this regard.

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