Sindh asked to clear Rs60 billion power dues



The government conceded on Tuesday that it could not ensure 100 percent uninterrupted power supply ro residential consumers during Sehr, Iftar and Taraveeh due to system constraints.

Sindh government has also been asked to immediately clear Rs60 billion arrears causing trouble to distribution companies, according to sources.

“With our best efforts and hard work, 80-85 per cent rural and 90-95 per cent urban areas are now free from loadshedding at Sehr, Iftar and Taraveeh,” claimed Abid Sher Ali, the State Minister for Water and Power, at a news conference with Secretary Muhammad Younas Dagha.

Most of the problems were attributed to “system constraints”, heavy rains, thunderstorms, security problems, heavy load requirement etc.