Ministry of Energy (Power Division)

Energy saving drive will be started soon: Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif

 

Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that a mechanism is being evolved for reducing the gap between demand and supply of electricity to facilitate the consumers. Talking to the Business Recorder here on Saturday before leaving for Islamabad he said that the step was being taken overcoming the electricity load shedding in the country.

Unfortunately, the power sector was totally ignored by the previous regimes and electricity theft deepening the electricity crisis deepen he said. The Minister said that various plans are under consideration for generating electricity and under the programme special attention will be given for overcoming the energy crisis.

Khawaja Asif said "Energy Saving" drive would be initiated soon in the country and he appealed the electricity consumers that they should extend their support and co-operation in this regard. The Minister urged the consumers to refrain from using of excess electricity during peak hours and join hands to make energy saving drive successful in the country.

Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) on its behalf was trying its best to bring the country out of energy crisis in the meantime, support of the consumers is vital to achieve the desired purpose, he said. We will be able to add electricity to the national grid in February and hopefully it will help in reducing the duration of load shedding in the country, minister said. He urged upon the electricity consumers that they should refrain from adopting illegal means for minimising the electricity bills adding that government will not tolerate this malpractice because this practice causing serious damage to national exchequer and hindering progress of the country.

Khawaja Asif further said that PML-N government has focused its attention on overcoming the energy crisis on top priority basis, he further said that we are trying to complete power generation projects during the tenure. Apart from this government also considering actively on alternative power generation projects in the country aimed at address the issue on top priority basis, he said. Copyright Business Recorder, 2013