Thursday, October 6, 2022

Cabinet meeting orders implementation of Electricity Act in letter and spirit

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ISLAMABAD: In order to make recovery from the defaulters, the Cabinet Committee on Energy directed the power division to implement the Electricity Act in letter and spirit by disconnecting the connections of defaulters.

The cabinet committee meeting was held in Islamabad today with Finance Minister Asad Umar in the chair. The meeting reviewed various proposals about gas losses and power recovery plan presented by petroleum and power divisions separately.

According to a statement released from the ministry, the committee directed the petroleum division to take appropriate measures to reduce gas losses. It asked the division to submit monthly report on unaccounted for gas (UfG) on the pattern of the report on electricity losses presented by the power division.

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The committee also directed both gas supply companies (SNGPL & SSGPL) to prepare a joint presentation, and present the same to task force on energy before submission to the committee in its next meeting.

The Committee was briefed by the power division about the status on efficiency tests report for independent power producers (IPPs).

Earlier,on a summary of the Petroleum Division, the ECC approved gas supply to Tall and adjacent areas of district Hangu, Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Finance Minister Asad Umar chaired meeting of the Economic Coordination Committee of the Cabinet (ECC) here today.

The ECC approved a proposal of Federal Board of Revenue to waive the accumulated penal surcharges of Rs.700 million off against overstayed consignments at ports.

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