PM directs to minimize electricity load-shedding during Ramadan

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ISLAMABAD, FEB 21: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif chairs a meeting on Power Load Management.=DNA PHOTO

ISLAMABAD, FEB 21 (DNA) — Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed to minimize the load-shedding of electricity during Ramadan. He said this while chairing an important meeting in Islamabad on Tuesday regarding transmission of power and load management in the summer season.

The Prime Minister directed to improve the power transmission system and take appropriate measures regarding the load management during summer. He instructed to ensure early finalization of the strategy for better power transmission and load management ahead of summer.

Calling for minimum load shedding during Holy Ramzan, the prime minister said it was pleasing that the proportion of alternate energy and local fuels was increasing for power generation, reducing dependence on imported fuels and ultimately the import bill.

Prime Minister Shehbaz, who was given a briefing on power generation and load management, called for urgent measures to fully operationalise the Haveli Bahadur Shah Power Plant. He instructed the power and petroleum divisions and other relevant departments to improve cohesion and coordination for better power transmission and load management.

During the briefing, the prime minister was told that effective measures were being taken to put a minimum burden of the load shedding on the masses. Federal ministers Ishaq Dar, Engineer Khurram Dastgir and Marriyum Aurangzeb, Special Assistant to PM Jahanzeb Khan and senior relevant officers attended the meeting. — DNA