Govt to add 2000 MW electricity in grid during summer season: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water and Power, Defence Khawaja Muhammad Asif said on Friday that the government would add 2000 mega watts (MW) electricity during summer season to national grid.

Talking to private TV channel, he said the ministry saved power for holy month of Ramazan to meet the energy shortfall during the entire month.

He said the government is avoiding to provide expensive electricity to consumers, adding it is providing power on lower rates.

He said the currently government is generating 1700 mega watt power through hydro.
He said the credit goes to PML-N government in overcoming loadshedding from October 2013 to March 2014.

The minister said “there are two distribution companies including Hyderabad and Sukkur and we would sell the power to those who will pay the amount.”

He said that for first time, the government would generate 17000 MW electricity in coming months.

To a question, Khawaja Asif said that 90 percent heads of water and power institutions had been appointed and rest would be appointed soon.