Transmission system being improved to meet electricity demand in summer season: Omar


Islamabad, April 15 (TNS): Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan has said transmission system is being improved to meet electricity demand in the summer season.

In an interview with PTV, he said all the loopholes in the system from power generation to its transmission are being addressed.

The Minister said that action has been taken against the power pilferage. Thirty thousand cases were registered and about three thousand people involved in the pilferage were sent behind the bars. He said as part of this campaign, four hundred employees of WAPDA were also suspended.

The Minister said that latest technology is being introduced to improve the efficiency of the power sector.

He said the share of solar and wind in the power production will be enhanced. Omar Ayub said that seven hundred and fifty megawatts of electricity will be added to the system in the next fourteen months.