Pakistan

PM ‘dissatisfied’ over performance of water, power ministry officials

Nawaz Sharif

ISLAMABAD: Expressing dissatisfaction over performance of Water and Power Ministry officials, Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed the ministry to utilize all resources to overcome power shortage in the country and called for action against negligent officers in the department.

He was addressing a meeting of the cabinet committee on energy in Islamabad on Tuesday.

He said as to why the relevant departments did not take preemptive measures keeping in view the intensity of weather and shortage of water in dams.

The Ministry of Water and Power briefed that the power demand has suddenly increased due to soaring of mercury and shortage of water in the dams.

The ministry expressed the confidence that increase of water level in the dams in the near future will enhance the hydel power production.

The prime minister expressed dissatisfaction over the performance of the officials of ministry of water and power and directed to take strict action against those responsible for the negligence.

The Prime Minister said that the consumers should be given relief by reducing the power outages.

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