PM Shehbaz orders to immediately control electricity outages

Says no laxity will be tolerated: Issues important instructions regarding petroleum products: Chairs energy meeting 

By: News Desk
Published: 11:09 AM, 13 Apr, 2022
PM Shehbaz orders to immediately control electricity outages
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Newly-elected Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered the concerned authorities to take immediate measures to arrest power outages vowing he will not let gas and electricity crisis hit the country, reported 24NewsHD TV channel.

Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday was chairing an emergency meeting on energy. The meeting discussed a strategy to control electricity loadshedding and provision of petroleum products.

The country witnesses an acute upsurge in power outages during summers. The newly-elected premier directed the concerned ministries to take steps to immediately control loadshedding, besides finding reasons behind excessive power outages. He warned that he would not tolerate any laxity on the part of ministries in this regard.

Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Miftah Ismail, officials of petroleum and finance ministries participated in the meeting. 

Shehbaz vowed that he would not let country confront the gas and electricity crisis. He said the previous PTI government used to make tall claims that country was producing electricity in excess. If we have enough power, then why we are still facing loadshedding, he wondered. 

The premier also issued important instructions regarding petroleum products. 

Reporter Awais Kiyani