Islamabad: On Wednesday, Prime Minister (PM) Imran Khan was briefed on the progress being made in power production and related projects in the power sector, a news source reported. Ministers informed the PM of steps being taken for easier investment opportunities as well as to facilitate the public.
The target of 23,000 megawatts of power supply was achieved during this year. This target is to be increased to 26,000 megawatts in the next year. This has happened for the first time in the country’s history.
Secretary Power Division Irfan Ali told the PM that special attention was being paid to public complaints regarding inflated bills, corruption, and increase in tariffs, among other things. Additionally, 80% of feeders have been secured from power theft throughout the country. This led to a decrease in losses and increase in uninterrupted power supply.
Ministers stated that more attention would be given to power supply in the coming year, decreasing the amount of load shedding even further. Installation of AMI meters and ABC cables was also underway.
Renewable energy projects, which had been on hold for two years, have also been expedited. A pilot project of LESCO has also been initiated, and will make the process of obtaining new connections easier. Once the testing is over, the project will be replicated across the country.