Negligent’ power ministry officials earn PM’s wrath

As electricity shortfall crossed a record 7,000MW, an angered Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif ordered action against officials who failed to make advance planning for the season, causing problems to people.
Informed sources said the power shortfall actually fluctuated between 9,000MW and 10,000MW as maximum demand went past 21,500MW against peak generation of 12,700MW for only 35 minutes by ramping up water discharges from dams.

Published in Dawn, 19th April, 2017