Pakistan

Only power thieves to face load-shedding ‘punishment’: Asif

ISLAMABAD: Federal Minister for Water and Power Khwaja Asif on Monday said the ‘punishment’ of load-shedding would only be braved by power thieves, ARY News reported.

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Addressing a press conference in Islamabad, Asif said electricity demand had risen to 19,000 mega watts. He said Sindh government had to pay Rs 57 billion under default charges.

He said a court had been approached to contain widespread electricity thefts.

The minister load-shedding of 18 to 20 hours were being conducted for those involved in power thefts. Despite various difficulties, he said, electricity supply was being ensured to industries across the country.

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