Thursday, September 23, 2021

No load-shedding being carried out on 80% feeders: Omar Ayub


ISLAMABAD: Minister for Power Omar Ayub on Tuesday informed the National Assembly (NA) that no load-shedding is being carried out on eighty per cent feeders across the country, Radio Pakistan reported.

“Out of 8610 total feeders, no load management is being carried out on 6610 feeders”, Omar said while responding to a calling attention notice moved by Fazal Muhammad Khan.

He clarified that load management is only being carried out in the areas where line losses are high.

Omar Ayub said the present government has initiated a drive to improve recoveries and check power theft.  As a result of this drive, line losses have been reduced by 2.4 per cent countrywide.

Ayub said over twenty seven thousand FIRs have been registered against the people involved in power pilferage. Of these, about 4400 people have also been sent behind bars.

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He said we have also taken action against the staff of WAPDA and terminated over 450 officials for being hand in glove with the power pilferage.

The minister said no compromise will be made to eliminate ‘Kunda’ culture. He said efforts are also afoot to improve the power transmission system with 2.5 billion rupees have been released for installation of Aerial Bundle Cable (ABC) to check the power pilferage.

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