No respite from loadshedding in Ramazan

In an indication that loadshedding is not likely to end – not even during Ramazan — Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed the authorities concerned to at least spare Sehr (pre-dawn) and Iftaar (breaking of fast) timings from loadshedding.

Abbasi issued the directives on Tuesday while presiding over a meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy (CCoE) at the Prime Minister’s Office.

The Prime Minister directed the Power Division to “ensure that all units of the existing power plants remain online and there is no power interruption during Sehr and Iftar timings”, a statement from the PM Office said.

Published in The Express Tribune, 3rd April, 2018