No load-shedding during Sehar, Iftar: govt


The government has once again claimed that there will be no electricity load shedding during Sehar and Iftar timings.

Spokesperson for the Ministry of Water and Power announced that urban areas will face four hours of power cuts and six hours of load shedding will be carried out in rural areas.

The announcement came a day after Minister for Finance Ishaq Dar, while presenting the federal budget 2017-18, announced that 10,000 MW electricity would be added to the national grid system before next summer season which would help end power crisis in the country.

The minister said fiscal deficit had been controlled, load-shedding reduced, and GDP growth rate recorded at 5.3 per cent, which was proposed to cross 6 per cent during the next fiscal year.


The holy month of Ramazan will begin in Pakistan on Sunday (May 28) as moon was not sighted in any part of the county on Friday evening.

This was stated by Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman while addressing a news conference after a meeting of the committee in Islamabad.










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