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Sindh Governor for chalking out strategy for overcoming load shedding in city

Karachi, January 26, 2016 (PPI-OT): Sindh Governor Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan has called for coming up with a comprehensive strategy for overcoming load shedding and ensuring uninterrupted power supply in the metropolis. He said this when a delegation of the management of K Electric called on him at the Governor House here on Tuesday.

The delegation was led by the Chairman of the K Electric, Waqar Siddiqui. The Governor said that there was a need to gradually ending load shedding and ensuring provision of uninterrupted power supply in the city. He said that attention should also be paid towards controlling line losses and bringing to end illegal connections (Kundas).

Dr. Ishrat ul Ebad Khan said that formula with regard to revenue collection was a good one as accordingly there is no load shedding up to 60 and 70 percent in the city. He said that the federal government would also be approached with regard to the problems of K-Electric and these would include supply of 650 MW to Karachi from WAPDA as well as tariff and others. A meeting would be organized soon with the Federal Secretary for Water and Power, it was further stated.

The Governor said that in the China Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) special attention is being paid towards energy and power generation and that the national grid would get 10,600 MW. This includes KANUPP two project. He said exempting industries from load shedding would help enhance production and creating employment opportunities. Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad Khan also called upon K Electric to initiate more project of community service.

For more information, contact:
Syed Wajahat Ali
Advisor to Governor (Higher Education and Media)
Sindh Governor House
Tel: +92-21-99201216-7, +92-21-99201201-3
Email: press@governorsindh.gov.pk
Website: www.governorsindh.gov.pk

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