Power generation hits all-time peak, transmission and distribution constraints weigh

ISLAMABAD: When Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi was claiming credit to have controlled energy crisis at a news conference on Tuesday, a special parliamentary panel was informed by his Power Division that $40-50 billion investment was required in the transmission and distribution system to completely end loadshedding.

Testifying before a Special Committee of the Senate on Circular Debt, Additional Secretary of the Power Division Musaddiq Khan said the power sector’s transmission and distribution network required a lot of upgradation and strengthening to completely overcome loadshedding.

Published in Dawn, 30th May, 2018