Islamabad, April 04, 2013 (PPI-OT): Federal Minister for Water and Power, Dr. Musadik Malik has said that three important decisions regarding power generation, distribution and reduction in line losses would be taken and implemented on priority. He said that a strategy would be announced shortly leading to resolve the energy crises.
He said this while presiding over maiden meeting in the Ministry of Water and Power after assuming charge. He was given detailed briefing on the power demand supply situation, terrorists attack on Sheikh Muhammadi Grid station and other matter relating to water and power sector. He also talked to the CEOs of the Discos through video conferencing.
The Minister asked all the officers of the Ministry and CEOs of discos to improve their performance and achieve the targets to be given them and no hurdles would be tolerated on the way of implementation of such decisions. He said that such decisions would be taken to provide relief to the people in loadshedding.
He maintained that only those steps would be taken which would help to resolve the power crises. He asked the CEOs to improve the recovery, reduce line losses and submit a short plan to improve the performance and facilitate the consumers. The CEOs informed the meeting on the recovery situation, line losses, power theft, purchase of units from NTDC and their billed amount.
The Minister condemned the terrorists attack on Sheikh Muhammadi Grid Station at Peshawar and said that all the resources would be utilized to restore the grid station at the earliest and steps would be taken to protect the installations to avoid such incidents in future.
He expressed his deep sorrow and grief over the loss of lives. He also announced Rs 1.5 million compensation for each family of deceased and job to one blood relation member of them. The Minister also stressed the need for betterment of water sector and to construct the new reservoirs.
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