Secretary Water & Power gave a detailed briefing on current demand and supply situation in the power sector. He also presented projected figures for the power sector upto year 2023.
The Prime Minister reviewed various outstanding issues regarding upcoming power plants and gave instructions for expeditious completion of ongoing power generation and transmission system in the country.
The Prime Minister was informed that 500 KV Neelum Jhelum transmission line would be completed by the end of this month. Transmission line of the same capacities in Port Qasim and Thar Matiari would be completed by October 2017 and June 2018 respectively. It was informed that 220KV Jhampir-TM Road transmission line has been energized. Gharo Jhampir line of 220KV, 132 KV Patrind Mansehra and 500 KV Baloki transmission lines would be completed in the year 2018, the meeting was informed.
While reviewing the current distribution system the Prime Minister advised the ministry to work out a comprehensive plan, in coordination with stakeholders, for reducing technical and commercial losses and making power distribution a viable sector.
The Prime Minister observed that as a result of concerted efforts by the present government, power situation has improved significantly thus saving the people from the inconvenience of unscheduled and forced load shedding.