LAHORE:The Prime Minister has directed authorities to take immediate steps to make shut-down power plants operational.
PM Shehbaz Sharif chaired an important meeting to overcome the issues of energy crises.
The meeting was attended by Minister for Planning Ahsan Iqbal, Minister of State for Petroleum Mussadiq Malik whereas, Minister for Energy Engineer Khurram Dastagir, Minister for Information and Broadcasting Marriyum Aurangzeb, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, MNA, and PM’s Special Assistant on Public Policy/Strategic Communications Fahad Hussain and other relevant authorities.
At the meeting, the steps needed to resolve the current power crises in the country were discussed.
The prime minister also instructed that priority be given to resolving the issues of provinces regarding the provision of drinking water and agricultural facilities. The Indus River System Authority (IRSA) was told to take an independent decision after consultation with the provinces.
It is the responsibility of the current government to end the power outages, despite the challenges inherited from the previous administration.
This was stated by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif during a meeting to review measures to end the load shedding. The Prime Minister went on to say that the Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) government is responsible for the current energy crisis due to their bad policies.