Islamabad: Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has ordered to take emergency measures to significantly reduce power load-shedding by the next month.
The PM directed the official concerned after taking notice of the increase in power outages in the country and people’s problems,
Shehbaz Sharif said he will not sit back till people get rid of this problem. He directed to make every possible effort to provide relief the people from the pain caused by the criminal negligence of the previous government.
He said interim measures should be taken till sufficient amount of oil and gas is arranged. He said the government led by former Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had provided ample amount of exrtra electricity in the country, but unfortunately, the previous government led by former Prime Minister Imran Khan failed to add a single unit to it.
Shehbaz Sharif said the Imran-Government neither procured fuel well in time nor ensured maintenance of the power plants. He said what an irony it is that the Imran-Government closed the most efficient and affordable power plants installed by the last government of the PML-N and used expensive and inefficient plants.
The Prime Minister said the nation is paying 100 billion rupees monthly for this excess of the previous government. He said due to negligence of the previous rulers, one LNG ship that was getting six billion rupees is now costing the nation at the rate of 20 billion rupees.
This tyranny of Imran-Government will cost the nation more than 500 billion this year. He said the previous rulers have hatched a conspiracy to bankrupt Pakistan’s economy by destroying energy sector.