President chairs meeting to review power situation in the country

President chairs meeting to review power situation in the country


Islamabad, February 26, 2013 (PPI-OT): A meeting was held today at the Aiwan-e-Sadr with President Asif Ali Zardari in chair to review the power situation in the country.

The meeting was attended by Minister for Water and Power Ch. Ahmad Mukhtar, Minister for Finance Mr. Saleem H. Mandviwala, Advisor to Prime Minister on Petroleum Dr. Asim Hussain and senior officials of the concerned ministries.

Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the President was briefed about the causes of the power outage Sunday night and the steps being taken to avoid any such situation in the future.

The President was informed that the power failure resulting from a technical fault had been rectified and on the directives of the Prime Minister an Inquiry Committee has been constituted with Member (Power) WAPDA as its Convener to ascertain the reasons and to fix the responsibility for the failure.

The Minister for Water and Power Ch. Ahmed Mukhtar briefed the President about the current demand and supply of the power. Dr. Asim Hussain briefed the meeting about the availability of fuel and gas for electricity generation.

The progress made so far on various ongoing projects in the energy sector with special reference to finances involved in their completion was also discussed.

For more information, contact:
Haji Ahmed Malik
Principal Information Officer
Press Information Department (PID)
Tel: +9251 925 2323 and +9251 925 2324
Fax: +9251 925 2325 and +9251 925 2326



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