Timely policies enhance power sector performance

By Raziq Ali Shah

ISLAMABAD, Aug 16 (APP):Owing to prudent and timely policies implemented by the incumbent government, the performance of the power sector of the country has witnessed considerable improvements as indicated by the one-year performance record of the power division.

“The power sector revenues witnessed an increase of over Rs121 billion by overpowering line losses worth Rs16bn,” according to latest official data.

Various areas witnessed significant improvement, especially after kicking off anti-power theft campaign in October 2018, including the introduction of smart meters and record distribution of 23,049MW of electricity through improved transmission network.

The incumbent government under the leadership of Prime Minister Imran Khan launched a number of initiatives to reform the power sector, besides making it self-sustaining.

The initiatives include both administrative and technical measures pertaining to system augmentation and up-gradation. The main focuses of these steps is to make electricity in the country affordable and available to all people.