ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Water and Power has controlled forced load-shedding in the country since Friday evening, due to continuous and vigorous monitoring and load management.
Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif said this in a statement issued here on Saturday.
The supply of electricity situation has improved “and 93% urban and 86% rural areas have been provided uninterrupted electricity for the Friday Iftar, Tarawee and on Saturday Sehri timings as announced by the Ministry,” he said.
“The electricity situation of the entire country is being monitored continuously except for system constraints,” he said and added, “The federal complaint cell is operating 24/7 for ratification of technical faults,” and the electricity supply would be assured as per the schedule.
“We are making all out efforts to improve the situation and Inshallah gradually the situation will return to normal scheduled load-shedding during the day and no load shedding during Iftar, Tarawee and Sehri,” Khawaja Asif said.
“The supply of electricity to Karachi is the responsibility of K-Electric, the Ministry of Water and Power is supplying 650MW to Karachi despite difficulties and that the agreement has expired and no new arrangement has been made so far. This is being to alleviate the sufferings of the inhabitants of Karachi,” the minister said in the statement.
He said “Although there are high losses areas where our recovery is very minimal and electricity theft is high, we are still trying to maintain a level of electricity supply considering the month of Ramzan.”