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Sunday, August 7, 2011

High-level body to resolve load-shedding issue

ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gilani on Sunday taking serious notice of unscheduled loadshedding of electricity in the country, constituted a high-powered committee to resolve the issue.

The committee comprises Minister for Water and Power, Minister for Petroleum, Deputy Chairman Planning and Acting Governor State Bank headed by Finance Minister to find out an out- of-box solution to end the unscheduled loadshedding.

The Prime Minister directed to take steps to facilitate the people especially at Sehr and Iftar timings during the holy month of Ramadan.

He stressed to focus on effective power management to minimize the wastage of electricity and increase the level of benefit to common man.

Gilani said the government was cognizant of the problems faced by people due to power shortage and was taking prudent measures for their maximum comfort.

He hoped that the committee in view of the urgency of issue, would finalize their recommendations in minimum possible time.

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