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Tuesday, June 18, 2024  
11 Dhul-Hijjah 1445  

Minister says govt wants to continue net metering

Adds that policy will only be changed after consultation

Federal Minister for Energy Awais Laghari has reaffirmed the government’s commitment to continue the net metering policy, while acknowledging the need for a review through consultations.

In a statement, Laghari acknowledged the significant progress made in eliminating load shedding during his tenure. He emphasized the government’s efforts to establish power plants to meet the increasing demand.

The minister also addressed the issue of electricity theft, calling it a major problem that needs to be tackled. He reiterated the government’s support for solarization as a sustainable solution.

Laghari revealed that the country’s electricity demand reached approximately 20,000 megawatts on the previous day, with over 4,000 megawatts subjected to economic load shedding. He emphasized the negative impact of electricity theft on the economy.

He further stated that hydropower generation will be added to the system within the next 6-7 years. He acknowledged issues with overbilling and announced stricter monitoring of government offices to address the problem.

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Minister of State for Power Ali Pervaiz Malik acknowledged the difficulties faced by the industrial sector. He informed that the Prime Minister held an 8-hour consultation on Friday to discuss the revival of the industry.

He expressed optimism about significant progress in measures related to the industrial sector. He also highlighted the importance of the energy sector, stating that both Nawaz Sharif and Shehbaz Sharif are well aware of its significance.

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