Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif will head a meeting of the cabinet committee to review the energy situation in the country on Tuesday (today) which is not satisfactory despite announcements by the government that there would be no power outages.


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The committee also held a meeting on Monday in which the prime minister directed the authorities to give maximum relief to people in Ramazan.

On the occasion, Nawaz Sharif said that the government was fully aware of the issues being faced by the public due to power shortage and it will not rest till significant relief is provided to them.

The committee was informed that an additional nine thousand one hundred seven megawatt electricity will be added to the system by March next year.

But the directions by the PM were not acted upon, as loadshedding continued in parts of Karachi on Iftari of second Ramazan and in Sehari of third Ramazan.

Yesterday, a large number of people took to the streets against unannounced power cuts in different cities, including Peshawar, Karachi, Charsadda, Malakand and others.

In violent protests, two were killed and 14 others wounded in the Dargai tehsil of Malakand on Monday.