Govt making efforts to end loadshedding, meet growing demand of energy: Khaqan

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ISLAMABAD, May 31 (APP): Minister for Petroleum and Natural
Resources, Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Wednesday said that the present
government was making efforts to end loadshedding.
The Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N), government after
coming into power had focused on resolving the energy crisis and
started many projects to meet growing demand of electricity in the
country, he said while talking to a private news channel.
He said that several power projects including Neelum-Jhelum,
would generate sufficient energy to meet the demand.
He said that 10,000 megawatt electricity would add into the
system during the tenure of the present government.
The losses in the distribution and transmission had been
reduced, he said. “Steps have been taken to fill the gap, ” he
added.
To a question about loadshedding, Khaqan Abbasi said that
the problem would be resolved by end of this year.
To another question he said that those areas involved in
power theft activities, would not have the facility of
electricity.
He said that present government had set new record in
collection of bills and added the PML-N government had
provided gas connection without discrimination.