PM shoots down proposal to transfer NTDC to ministry

Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has rejected a proposal to transfer National Transmission & Despatch Company (NTDC) under the administrative control of the Ministry of Water Resources or make it an associated company of the Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda).

Responding to a summary moved by the Ministry of Water Resources (MWR), the prime minister has conceded that the reforms introduced in the 1990s to segregate power sector from Wapda were too slow and still half way, yet the wheels should go on nevertheless instead of going back.

Published in Dawn, 30th January, 2018