PM orders cut in power sector losses

ISLAMABAD: Amid return of power cuts across the country, caretaker Prime Minister Nasirul Mulk on Tuesday directed the ministry of power to take steps for curtailment of power sector losses so as to improve overall system efficiency and sustainability of the sector.

He issued the directive during a briefing on the power sector at the Prime Minister Office attended by the power division secretary and managing directors of the Pakistan Electric Power Company and the National Transmission and Dispatch Company who are also senior officials of the power division.

The briefing came a day after the finance ministry had informed the caretaker prime minister that circular debt of the power sector would continue to haunt his government and cause electricity shortfalls because recoveries were not picking up.

Published in Dawn, 6th June, 2018

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