Pakistan

Govt taking various steps to eliminate load-shedding by 2018, Senate told

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ISLAMABAD: The Senate was informed on Tuesday that the government was taking various steps to eliminate power loadshedding in the country by 2018.

Minister for Power Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari informed the House during question hour that due to sincere and hectic efforts of the government the generating capacity of electricity was continuously increasing and duration of load shedding was gradually decreasing in the country.

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To a query, the minister said that the government was taking several steps to provide gas to remaining areas of Sindh.  At present 27 out of 29 district headquarters and 102 out of 121 Taluka headquarters of Sindh were on gas.

To another question, Awais Khan said that Pakistan had committed to the execution of the Pak-Iran gas pipeline project. He said the delay in the execution of the project was due to sanctions on Iran.

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