Pakistan

'Power supply fully restored to all grid stations affected by floods'


Minister for Energy Khurram Dastgir Khan said on Sunday that power supply has fully been restored to all grid stations that were affected by the devastating floods across the country.

He made the announcement while addressing a news conference in Gujranwala.

The minister said that the transmission system was badly damaged by the unprecedented floods and power poles were washed away in some areas of Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa.

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While answering a question regarding the status of load-shedding in the country, the minister said it has been controlled during summer by running all power plants in the country.

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Dastgir furthered that oil and power prices are likely to decrease from next month, which will help lower the prices of other items.

The restoration work on damaged grid stations was underway on the orders of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, who had instructed all the officers of the power division to restore power supply to flood-affected areas on an emergency basis.

The premier was said to be personally overseeing the restoration work, and a report regarding the progress was being submitted to him on a daily basis.


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