Cabinet body reviews energy crisis


A meeting of the Cabinet Committee on Energy and Power on Wednesday discussed various aspects leading to energy shortage in the country and supply of gas to power generating companies, receivables from provinces, timely payment to GENCOs and fuel price adjustments.
The meeting was chaired by Federal Finance Minister Senator Dr Abdul Hafeez Shaikh. It was convened on directions of the PM to take immediate measures and devise a strategy to overcome energy shortage in the country. The meeting will also take place today (Thursday) before giving a presentation to the PM. The PM, taking cognisance of power outages in residential and commercial centers of cities and towns, had directed the concerned ministries to take immediate action and give a detailed presentation to him so that the problems may be settled.