PR No. 272 Islamabad: 30th October 2017

While showing strongly dismay over delay of SDG schemes, Federal Minister for Power Divison Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari categorically said that unnecessary delay in the completion of multifaceted energy projects would not be accepted. He expressed these views while presiding over a high level meeting to review the work progress of ongoing Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) schemes here at power division in Islamabad on Monday. Besides joint secretary DISCOs / Development, Saqib Jamal, Chief Executive Distribution operation PEPCO and other relevant officials also attended the meeting.

A detailed briefing regarding the progress of SDG schemes was also given to the Federal Minister. It was revealed in the briefing that among 11,173 projects of DISCOs, 8501 ongoing projects were taken into account bearing the total cost of 9747.47 million rupees, and out of which, 1715 projects have been completed.  He was also briefed on steps and different measures being taken to ensure the speedy completion of the projects.

Addressing the meeting, Federal Minister said that all possible resources will be provided for expeditious completion of power generation projects. While accentuating to create a balance between demands and supply, he further directed the concerned officials of DISCOs to come up with comprehensive strategy not only for improving the system efficiency but also to complete the projects within stipulated time. He said that deadline of 1st and 2nd phase should be strictly complied till 31st December and 31st March respectively adding that no compromise will be accepted in this regard; otherwise responsible will be taken to task. While urging all officials to work collectively, Federal Minister Sardar Awais said that Ministry of power always believes in transparency and productive measures for the betterment of power sector and country. Power sector needs to work effectively and promptly in order to make a momentous structure and contribution in the economy and development of the country by meeting the growing demands of power, he further added.