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Electricity at reasonable price to consumers priority of government: PM

24 February, 2020 10:25

Electricity at reasonable price to consumers priority of government, said Prime Minister Imran Khan. 

He said that that provision of electricity to the domestic and industrial consumers at reasonable rate, energy reforms and checking its losses are the foremost priorities of the government.

Electricity at reasonable price

PM Khan said this while chairing a meeting in Islamabad today (Monday).

He also pointed out that the energy sector faces multiple challenges today owing to the power agreements which previous governments signed. 

He also blamed predecessor for neglecting the timely administrative reforms and losses in the transmission and distribution system.

Moreover, Prime Minister Imran Khan said that resultantly, the people are bearing the whole burden today.

He said that the government is providing relief to every possible level to the weaker segments of the society and consumers using up to three hundred units.

Imran Khan said the government is cognizant of the problems faced by the masses.

He said government’ utmost effort aims to stabilize the power prices and provide every possible relief to the people.

Minister for Planning Asad Umer, Minister for Power Omar Ayub, Minister for Maritime Affairs Ali Haider Zaidi, Adviser on Finance Hafeez Sheikh and Special Assistant Nadeem Babar attended the meeting.

Minister for Power presides over NEPRA meeting

Meanwhile, Federal Minister for Power Omar Ayub has said government is trying to provide sustainable, affordable and reliable power to the consumers.

For this, government is producing seventy five to eighty percent power from indigenous resources.

He was addressing the inaugural ceremony of Energy Week organized by National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) in Islamabad.

The Minister further said the government has formulated a renewable energy policy.

Under that, the share of alternative sources of energy will be increased to twenty percent by 2025 and thirty percent by 2030.

Omar Ayub pointed out the energy sector of Pakistan offers investment opportunities of $ 100 billion.

It includes forty five billion dollars in power generation, twenty billion dollars in transmission and fifteen to twenty billion dollars in distribution.

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