There is no power shortfall in any part of the country, so the federal government has decided to shut down six power plants. The federal government has increased transmission capacity to 4,000 MW in the last 2-3 years. Next year, we will increase transmission capacity to 3,000 MW. There are problems in some areas. Federal Minister Hamad Azhar
Islamabad: There is no power shortfall in any part of the country, the federal government has announced the closure of 6 power plants generating more than 1796 MW of electricity – according to details, the Ministry of Energy has informed the House that the federal government It has been decided to close the plants.
During Question Hour of the National Assembly, Federal Minister Hammad Azhar
said that there was no shortfall of electricity in the country and there is load shedding
in the areas where more electricity is being stolen.
He also said that there are problems in some areas due to transmission issues.
In 2 to 3 years, the transmission capacity has been increased to 4,000 MW. In the next year, 3,000 MWatt transmission capacity will be increased.
The Ministry of Energy replied that the federal government has decided to shut down six 6 power plants. The six 6 power plants to be shut down will result in a shortage of 1796 MW of electricity. The ministry said the current government has increased power generation by 3,000 megawatts.
The Ministry of Science and Technology replied in the National Assembly session that in 2020 and 2021, water analysis of 28 cities was found to be unsafe while the water of 29 cities of the country was found to be safe, the water of Bahawalpur was found to be 76% unsafe. The response said that the presence of arsenic in the water can lead to bladder and lung cancer, arsenic is causing skin discoloration and scarring.
It may be recalled that in a recent statement, Federal Minister Hamad Azhar had claimed that the government had overcome the crisis by fixing the weak power transmission system, no load shedding is taking place anywhere in the country.
Addressing a press conference along with Federal Minister for Information and Broadcasting Fawad Chaudhry and Advisor to the Prime Minister on Accountability Shehzad Akbar, Federal Minister for Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Hammad Azhar said that 4,000 MW has been added to the transmission system.