Power system gaps growing despite increase in generation

ISLAMABAD: The Power Division on Monday reported increasing power losses and receivables, lesser recoveries and almost unchanged electricity demand, supply and shortfall situation over the last one year while attributing most of the sector’s ills to the absence of political will to address chronic crisis.

“There is culture of collusion and corruption in the (power) system that we consider a part of the governance problem,” Secretary Power Yousaf Nasim Khokhar summarised as his team explained with presentations how the power sector receivables maintained a steady increase from Rs589 billion in 2015 to Rs779bn as of June 4, 2018, up 32.25 per cent.

Published in Dawn, 12th June, 2018