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Ministry of Water and Power

Election Commission Pakistan wants no load shedding on July 25, 26

ISLAMABAD: The Election Commission of Pakistan (ECP) on Saturday asked the water and power secretary to ensure uninterrupted supply of electricity across the country on the polling day.  The electoral body has wrote a letter to the Ministry of Water and Power, asking it to ensure that power utilities refrain from carrying out load-shedding on July 25 and 26 so that the general elections are held in a favourable atmosphere. According to Election Commission Pakistan, a total of 3, 459 candidates are contesting for 272…

No load-shedding at Sehri, Iftar and Taraweeh times in Ramazan: power ministry

ISLAMABAD: The federal government on Tuesday announced not to carry out power load-shedding during Sehri, Iftar and Taraweeh prayers timings to provide some relief to the people routine power outages during the holy month of Ramazan. As the country is reeling from energy shortfall, the Ministry of Water and Power will continue load-shedding during the holy month with a little relief to those observing fast. According to the schedule announced by the ministry, industrial units would not be supplied electricity from 5:00…

No subsidy given to power sector last year, says ministry

ISLAMABAD: No subsidy given to the power sector in the previous fiscal year, the Ministry of Water and Power has acknowledged. The ministry has said that a large part of the cost of power subsidy is being recovered by levying the tariff rationalisation surcharge on consumers. The government releases over Rs100 billion in subsidy for the power sector every year and a major part of the subsidy cost is borne by power consumers. The consumers pay over Rs200 billion every year in different surcharges and because of the…

Power Ministry announces six hour load shedding in cities

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan's cities are expected to face up to six hours of power load shedding, while rural areas will face up to eight hours of power outages in this summer every day, the Water and Power Ministry announced when it unveiled its power load management plan on Thursday.

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…