PAC criticises Discos for rising technical losses

ISLAMABAD: The Public Accounts Committee (PAC) on Tuesday criticised power distribution companies (Discos) for the rising technical losses worth billions of rupees per year.

At a meeting presided over by Syed Khursheed Ahmed Shah, the PAC was briefed by Discos officials about the technical losses. The officials said the Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) was facing 11.8pc technical losses, Fesco (Faisalabad) 10.2pc, Mepco (Multan) 15pc, Pesco (Peshawar) 21pc, Hesco (Hyderabad) 18pc and Sepco 19pc technical losses.

The PAC, which discussed audit paras related to the Ministry of Energy, directed the officials to control the losses.

“We have been providing Rs500 billion annually to Wapda but there is no significant improvement,” the PAC chairman said, terming Wapda a white elephant.

Published in Dawn, 23rd May, 2018