80% electricity feeders cleared of load management: Omar

ISLAMABAD, Aug 29 (APP):Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan Thursday said due to effective strategy, the government had managed to clear 80 percent electricity feeders of load management.

“There are around 8,789 feeders across the country, out of which 80 percent have been cleared of load management,” he said while addressing a news conference along with Special Assistants to Prime Ministers Dr Firdous Ashiq Awan and Nadeem Babar.

He said around 1,200 feeders including of Bannu, Dera Ismail Khan, Peshawar, Hyderabad and Sukkur circles were yet to be cleared of the load management.

He said there were complaints of ‘transformer mafia’ operating in different circles to replace installed transformers with repaired or new ones, remove copper wires from the faulty item, and repair them for further utilization.