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PM Imran Chairs Meeting To Discuss Issues of Power Sector

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday chaired a meeting to discuss the developments and reforms in the energy sector.  

According to details, PM Imran chaired a meeting wherein he was briefed in detail about reforms in the power sector, measures to curb power theft and cope with the issue of circular debt.

Pm was told that during 2017-18, the circular debt had increased by Rs 450 billion which would be brought down to Rs 293 billion during the current year and Rs 96 billion by 2019-20.

The prime minister was told that a 25-year plan for coping demand and supply of the power had been formulated.

During the briefing, it was informed that the production capacity of the power system had been enhanced by 3,000 megawatts through addressing 15 major shortcomings.

It was assured that no power load shedding would be done on 80 percent feeders across the country during the holy month of Ramadan.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan, Finance Advisor Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, SAPM on Petroleum Nadeem Babar, SAPM on Information Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan, Spokesperson to PM Nadeem Afzal Chan, SAPM Yousuf Baig Mirza, Secretary Power Irfan Ali and other senior officers, a PM Office statement said.