leader of the PML-N and former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi said on Monday what duration of load shedding will reduced to three s-half hours from tomorrow (Tuesday).
He made in announcement speaking at a press conference together with the Minister of State for Oil Musadiq Malik, minister for Power Khurram Dastgir Khan and Minister of Information Marriyum Aurangzeb.
Abbasi started the press conference by presenting the reasons for energy deficit holding former government responsible. Country electricity demand According to him, in summer this capacity exceeded 25,000 MW.
He emphasized that when current government expected fee, the electricity generation capacity was 17,000 MW, which was increased to more than 21,000 MW over in past three weeks.
He left on say that government and the closet was sorry for in current load shedding but asked for time resolve existing problems.
“Today we produce 21,000 MW, which means that we have a deficit of 4,000 MW,” he said, adding that this is not much more than four hours of load shedding to fill feed and demand gap.
We have decided that from tomorrow (Tuesday) we will reduce shedding the load to more than three half hours, he said, adding that the additional money was paid while the oil was also was arranged ensure this is. “We hope that by tomorrow the load shedding will be reduced up to 3.5 hours.”
in next phase when importing coal duration of load shedding will contribute to further reduce less than three hours June 16,” he said. “By June 30 there will be less than two hours.”
He expressed the hope that government will be able reduce it’s on for a month of July.
The PML-N leader further stated that government not interested in make excuses and be focused on solving the problems of concern to the country.
He whipped out in former government for the lies he told regarding the creation power factories, stating that Pakistan cannot provide its electricity demand for summer.
The press conference came just days after Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif ordered the authorities to come. up with “emergency plan” within 24 hours this was aimed at reducing the load on electricity.
He issued directives under the chairmanship over meeting on Saturday. The meeting took place amid reports of hours- long load shedding in various parts of country, leaving people suffer in high temperatures.
The meeting, which lasted five hours considered the load shedding situation in country and discussed measures to reduce electricity shortage.
Over the weekend, Defense Minister Khawaja Asif invited the nation to take advantage of of “365 days of sun” and manage the markets in daytime, as opposed to conventional of “opening markets at 13:00 and closing them at 1:00”.
“Our markets open at 13:00 and close at 1:00. it [practice] is found nowhere in in worldAsif wrote late on Saturday evening. God has given our country 365 days. of sun and still we turn on the lights in dark to do business.”
If the markets set right business hours then – with Excluding Karachi – 3500 MW of electricity can be saved. “Difficult Circumstances call for hard decisions- he said.