Govt considering cut in electricity price on priority: PM

By: News Desk      Published: 07:17 PM, 24 Feb, 2020
Govt considering cut in electricity price on priority: PM

Prime Minister Imran Khan terming energy sector vital for the country’s economic progress has said that reduction in electricity price, energy reforms and overcoming power losses was the priority of the PTI government.

The prime minister was chairing a high-level meeting on Monday regarding proposals to reduce the cost of electricity, which was attended by Planning minister Asad Umer, Power Minister Omar Ayub, Minister for maritime affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, Finance Adviser Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Special Assistant to PM Nadeem Babar and relevant federal secretaries.

Imran Khan said the government was cognizant of problems faced by the electricity consumers and was making efforts to ensure stability in prices to facilitate common man.

He mentioned that the government was providing relief to consumers using 100

to 300 units of electricity. He regretted that the negligence of previous governments on power projects and administrative reforms put unnecessary burden over the electricity consumers.