PML (N) committed to end power outages: Talal
PML-N government was committed to resolve energy crises and has vowed to eliminate load shedding and providing cheap electricity to the people of the country. This was stated by various leaders who have unanimity of views while talking to media.
PML-N leader Talal Chaudhry said, "PMLN government has been working on the agenda to overcome energy crisis in the country." Deliberating on the topic, he said PM chaired a high level meeting of Cabinet Committee on Energy and was briefed about the energy situation and progress on underway power projects.
PM was also briefed about more than 1,200 kilometers of electricity transmission lines to be laid from Lahore to Karachi with the support of Russia, he added. PML-N government has vowed to eliminate load shedding and providing cheap electricity to the people of the country, he added. PML-N government had to face a number of challenges when it came into power.
Mian Nawaz Sharif prioritized two main challenges that were badly affecting the economy of the country, he said and added, one was elimination of terrorism from the country and the other was overcoming energy crisis. PM has announced to personally monitor the progress to ensure time- ly completion of the power projects, he remarked.
PM was also informed that there was 5.8% reduction in the line losses during the year 2015 and an increase of Rs. 51 billion in recoveries while Rs.10 billion were saved due to decrease in line losses which was a positive development, he observed. "Government has vowed to eliminate load shedding from the country till 2018 at any cost," he maintained.
PML-N leader Maiza Hameed said, "Present government is working on the agenda to facilitate the people of the country at all costs." "PM is giving top priority to improve health, education and energy sectors in the country," he added. Parliamentary Secretary for Planning and Development Syed Saqlain Bukhari said, Present government was ensuring to add 10,000MW electricity in the national grid system till 2018.
"Present government is trying to facilitate all the four provinces equally without any discrimination," he added. Spokesman, Ministry of Water and Power Zaffaryab Khan said, 2015 was the best year for the present government in which recoveries of electricity bills and reduction in line losses was achieved to a great extent. More than 51 billion rupees have been recovered as arrears, he said and added, the amendment in electricity act has also been approved.