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Minister for Water and Power Presides meeting regarding implementation of decision of Council of Common Interest and other matters related to Karachi Electric Supply Company

Islamabad, June 10, 2013 (PPI-OT): A meeting was held here today with Khawaja Muhammad Asif Minister for Water and Power in the chair regarding implementation of decision of Council of Common Interest (CCI) and other matters related to KESC.

The meeting was also attended by Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, State Minister for Petroleum, Mir Jam Kamal, Secretary Petroleum, MD SSGC, MD KESC and senior officials of the Water and Power and KESC.

The Minister for Water and Power in his opening remarks said that the newly elected democratic government has planned a comprehensive programme to overcome the energy crisis in the country. Electricity has become a basic necessity for all the people and all walks of lives are affected with the long hours load shedding.

The early implementation on decision of the CCI would help to reduce the load shedding in rest of the country. Mr. Asif said that all the consumers have equal rights and the government is determined to reduce the load shedding at tolerable level.

Minister for Petroleum, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi also said that reduction in load shedding duration is top priority of the government and all possible steps would be taken in this regard.

MD KESC presented his point of view on the decision of CCI and said that KESC would work together with the government to resolve the energy crises in Pakistan.

After detailed deliberation by all the stake holders it was asked the KESC to find out a way in this regard and submit in a meeting to be held tomorrow.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326
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