Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday terming energy sector as vital for the country’s economic progress said reduction in electricity price, energy reforms and overcoming power losses was the priority of the government.
According to the sources of APP, The prime minister was chairing a high-level meeting on proposals to reduce the cost of electricity, which was attended by Planning minister Asad Umer, Power minister Omar Ayub, Minister for maritime affairs Syed Ali Haider Zaidi, Finance Adviser Dr Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Special Assistant to PM Nadeem Babar and relevant federal secretaries.
Imran Khan said the government was cognizant of problems faced by electricity consumers and was making efforts to ensure stability in prices to facilitate common man.
He mentioned that the government was providing relief to consumers using 100
to 300 of electricity.He regretted that negligence of previous governments on power projects and administrative reforms put unnecessary burden over electricity consumers
Earlier today, Prime Minister Imran Khan has summoned an important meeting with NEPRA Chairman Tauseef Farooqi and Federal Minister for Energy Omar Ayub Khan to find a solution to the menace of skyrocketing electricity tariffs – as the overall liabilities rose to Rs1.782 trillion by December 2019, up 34 per cent since September 2018 when PTI came to power.
The premier aims to restrict further increase in the electricity tariffs.
He has sought recommendations from the NEPRA’s chairman, Mr Omar Ayub and Advisor to the PM on Finance and Revenue Abdul Hafeez Sheikh.