Prime Minister Imran Khan today chaired a briefing at the Prime Minister’s Office on issues relating to the power sector

August 29, 2018

Islamabad, 29 August 2018:
 
Prime Minister Imran Khan today chaired a briefing at the Prime Minister’s Office on issues relating to the power sector.
 
Secretary Power Division Mr. Rizwan Memon briefed the Prime Minister about the issue of line losses and the circular debt which has touched Rs. 1.18 trillion. 
 
The Secretary also highlighted various issues relating to generation, transmission and distribution of electricity.
 
The Prime Minister expressed his serious concern over the prevailing situation vis-à-vis power theft and swelling circular debt. He observed that bad governance, corruption and flawed policies of past have resulted into a situation which was neither viable nor sustainable.
 
The Prime Minister said that addressing issues related to the power sector was among the foremost priorities of the government. He said that a task force is being constituted to work out a comprehensive strategy for addressing sectoral issues with special focus on improved governance, system augmentation, tariff rationalization and plugging various loopholes in power generation, transmission and the distribution system.
 
The Prime Minister also stated that he would spearhead a comprehensive public awareness campaign to sensitize public and to garner their support for checking electricity theft and ensuring better management of the power sector.