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PM says all power plants will be made functional soon

Vows to overcome loadshedding by restoring halted projects

July 1, 2022 05:29 PM


Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has said that it is government’s responsibility to check electricity outages and expressed the resolve to overcome power loadshedding by restoring halted projects, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Addressing a meeting held to review measures on controlling loadshedding in Islamabad on Friday, the prime minister said efforts are afoot to make all power plants functional.

Shehbaz Sharif said that his government is taking every possible step to control the electricity loadshedding to facilitate the consumers.

The prime minister said challenges are being faced in energy sector due to bad policies of previous government but we are committed to address them.

Shehbaz regretted that the previous government didn't take this issue seriously and no purchase agreement for gas supply was made when the prices were low in the world.

He pointed out that the lack of maintenance of power plants during the tenure of the previous government resulted in power shortage.

He said previous government even delayed the Haveli Bahadur Shah Plant which has the capacity to produce1250 Megawatt electricity.



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