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CM Murad urges power companies to electrify 1,179 villages

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah on Tuesday asked three power companies of the province to electrify 1,179 villages for which Rs1.89bn have already been paid.   “The provincial government has given Rs5.86bn to three power companies, Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (Hesco), Sukkur Electric Power Company (Sepco) and K-Electric for provision of electricity to 3,153 villages, of which 1,974 villages have been electrified against Rs3.66bn while 1,179 villages are yet to be electrified for which the Sindh…

Power companies to ensure 100pct recovery of current electricity billing: minister

ISLAMABAD: Minister for Power Division Omer Ayub Khan has directed the six power distribution companies to ensure 100 percent recovery of current electricity billing amounting to over 83 billion rupees for betterment of liquidity of power sector. He issued the directive at a meeting of the Power Division in Islamabad on Friday. Federal Secretary Power Division Irfan Ali, officials of the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO), chief executive officers of distribution companies (DISCOs) concerned and other officials of…

Fed to write off Rs. 50 bln circular debt of Sindh

ISLAMABAD: Federal government has decided to write off Rs. 50 billion from the circular debt outstanding against Sindh Government, ARY News reported on Saturday. Around 128 billion rupees have been outstanding against Sindh with respect to the unpaid power bills by a number of the provincial government departments. The federal government has made deduction in the payable electricity bills against Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO) and Sukkur Electric Supply Company (SEPCO). The government of Sindh will pay Rs.…