‘Uninterrupted power supply to areas with losses not possible’

ISLAMABAD: If uninterrupted electricity is supplied to areas with 80pc losses it will not only increase the burden on bill paying consumers but will also force the government to take other steps such as increasing the general sales tax, petroleum prices and mobile phone call charges to compensate for the losses.

This was stated by Ministry of Energy (Power Division) Joint Secretary Musaddiq Ahmed Khan while briefing the Senate Functional Committee on Problems of Less-Developed Areas on Friday.

Published in Dawn, 2nd June, 2018