Government claims power sector improvement


ISLAMABAD: The water and power ministry on Monday said that an audit report submitted to the president by the Auditor General of Pakistan (AGP) related to the tenure of the previous government. It went on to claim that the incumbent regime had helped improve the overall power generation in the country, in addition to lowering the subsidy pumped into the sector.

In a statement, the ministry said that the energy sector was in crisis in 2013. Facing a power generation deficit of around 6,000MW, heavy industrial and domestic load-shedding, in addition to line losses and financial deficit had caused heavy losses to the public exchequer.

Further, poor management had resulted in the lack of planning to deal with heavy loads, causing unpredictable load-shedding and a burden on fiscal resources.

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