PM directs to ease process for investment in energy sector

PM Imran reviews performance of state-owned enterprises

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan has directed to prepare a timeline based strategy to further ease the process for investors and investment in the energy sector.
He was chairing a briefing on creating easements, resolving people’s problems, and simplifying the process and procedure for investment in the energy sector.
The Prime Minister was briefed that eighty percent of feeders, across Pakistan, have been made theft and loss free, improving uninterrupted power supply to all sectors.
It was told that now focus is being made on the mode of transmission and distribution of power.
The meeting was informed that target for the transmission of 23,000 megawatt of electricity was achieved for the first time in country’s history.
It was briefed that common people are allowed to purchase transformers from approved companies without seeking any No Objection Certificate to solve their problems at the earliest.
The meeting was informed that a pilot project has been started by Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) to further ease the process for new electricity connection.
It was told that incidents of power failures in LESCO have been reduced to 108 this year from 1379 last year.
The Prime Minister appreciated the measures taken by the Energy Ministry to bring improvements in the power sector.

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