Abbasi cracks the whip as loadshedding returns

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday ordered that ongoing projects and conversion of furnace oil-based plants to natural gas must be expedited.
The power shortfall on Tuesday exceeded by 5,000MW as demand surged past 23,500MW against maximum supplies of about 18,500MW. The shortage happened despite a healthy contribution of about 6,400MW by hydropower plants.
Published in Dawn, 9th August, 2017>


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