With curbs on outages, PESCO suffers Rs40b loss

ISLAMABAD: The previous government of Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) caused a loss of Rs40 billion in six months to Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) by stopping the utility from carrying out load-shedding in high-loss areas.

The disclosure was made in a meeting of sub-committee of the Senate Standing Committee on Power, chaired by Senator Nauman Wazir, on Friday.

Along with the Power Division, the sub-committee prepared a set of proposals for the next government in a bid to tackle electricity theft, which included outsourcing the feeders in high-loss areas.

Published in The Express Tribune, 11th August, 2018