PM orders launch of comprehensive campaign against narcotics

By: News Desk
Published: 11:45 PM, 6 Sep, 2021
PM orders launch of comprehensive campaign against narcotics
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Prime Minister Imran Khan chaired a meeting on narcotics control measures in the federal capital, 24NewsHD TV channel reported on Monday.

According to sources, all the provincial chief ministers and chief secretaries, Interior Minister Sheikh Rashid and Narcotics Control Minister Ijaz Ahmad Shah attended the meeting.

The provincial heads took up their reservations with the PM during the meeting, the insiders said, adding that the moot made a decision to launch a comprehensive campaign to curb the curse. The premier directed the chief ministers to deal the persons involved in deadly business with an iron hand, the sources said.

Separately, the PM chaired the 48th meeting of the Council of Common Interests (CCI) and directed Power Division to use technology to save paying consumers from load-management in low recovery grids. 

Ministers, chief ministers and officials concerned attended the meeting.  Power Division provided a detailed presentation on the preparation of “Indicative Generation Capacity Expansion Plan (IGCEP) 2021”.

IGCEP is a plan prepared by National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) on an annual basis that provides indicative electricity demand and supply for the next ten years based on overall requirements and with low cost.

The CCI was informed that Power Division held several consultative sessions with all provinces and Azad Jammu and Kashmir. The prime minister stated that the main objective of IGCEP was to determine a plan of action based on meeting the energy needs and providing cheap energy to the masses. He emphasized that the aim of the government was to reform energy generation, transmission and distribution into an efficient system.

The Prime Minister directed Power Division to employ technology-based solutions at distribution companies’ level to save the interests of paying consumers from the inconvenience of load-management in low recovery grids.

The CCI unanimously approved IGCEP assumptions as recommended by the federal cabinet in its meeting held on August 31. CCI decided to include hydel electricity in renewable energy targets.