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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

PM calls upon CMs to focus on effective utilization of available energy resources

ISLAMABAD, July 27 (APP): Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Tuesday called upon all Chief Ministers to focus on effective utilization of available energy resources.The Prime Minister was talking to the Chief Ministers of Sindh, Balochistan and Khyber Pakhtunkhawa at the Prime Minister’s Secretariat prior to the review meeting on the decisions of Energy Summit held in April. The Prime Minister thanked the Chief Ministers for their cooperation in implementation of the measures taken for the conservation of energy.

These measures, he said, helped in saving 1500 MW per day. This summer unlike the previous year, he added, the industry was provided uninterrupted power supply and in the same way tubewells were provided 10 hours uninterrupted power supply in the rural areas.

He said that duration of load-shedding was restricted to four hours in the residential areas.

The Prime Minister informed the Chief Ministers that the two days weekly off and closure of markets at 8’o clock in the evening has helped in conserving significant amount of energy and the saved energy was diverted to the industry.

The Chief Ministers commended the political acumen of the Prime Minister and lauded his reconciliatory approach in building consensus on energy issues. They assured full support for implementation of measures on energy conservation which will be taken in the review meeting.
Raja Pervez Ashraf Minister for Water & Power and Naveed Qamar Minister for Petroleum and Natural Resources were also present in the meeting.
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