Govt overcomes 90 percent electricity outage: Pervez ASHRAF

Friday, October 31, 2008 Leave a Comment

Federal Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that government has exempted the cotton ginning factories from loadshedding while they have also overcome 90 percent electricity outages.

According to details a high level meeting of Water and Power Ministry convened by Raja Pervez Ashraf has also decided that 12 to 15 percent electricity rate likely to be reduced which would be announced formally in the next week.

Talking to media on this occasion the Federal Minister said that government has directed the PEPCO not to observe further loadshedding. He said that electricity deficit has been reduced to 2000 MW and its production has also increased.

He said that IRSA would release more water in Tarbela and Mangla Dam, which would result in increase in electricity production.