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Additional subsidy to power sector in Ramazan

ISLAMABAD: The government will provide increased subsidy to the power sectors to ensure uninterrupted power supply to people during Sehr, Iftar and Taraveeh times in Ramazan, ARY News reported on Monday.

To provide relief to the people in Ramazan the government would provide an additional Rs 14 billion to power companies to minimise the difficulties faced by the people, the Ministry of Water and Power said.

The power sector receives Rs22-24bn in subsidies per month, but the amount is expected to rise to about Rs 35 billion next month.

The ministry says that it is trying to reduce loadshedding during Ramazan and has requested consumers to conserve electricity so that all people could enjoy uninterrupted power supply.

Apart from Sehr, Iftar and Taraveeh prayers, urban areas will experience loadshedding of up to five hours while rural areas will see outages for seven hours during the day.

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