ISLAMABAD - Despite severe power crisis in the country, the power sector reforms are now limited to the claims, as government gurus, in an apparent bid to get their own pie, have so far put the Pepcos dissolution and power sector reforms in limbo. Sources privy to the development informed The Nation on Friday that power ministry has written a letter to the Presidency pertaining to the stoppage of Pepcos dissolution and power sector reforms earlier designed to meet the escalating power crisis in the country. Ministry of Water and Power has now in principle suspended the dissolution of Pakistan Electric Power Company, sources revealed, adding, that Power Ministry has also sent a letter in this regard to President Asif Ali Zardari . Sources further informed that those 12 departments of Pepco which were earlier temporarily assigned to the National Transmission Dispatch Company (NTDC) now have been re-assigned to the Pepco and further processes regarding the appointments of Chief Executive Officers (CEOs) have also been stopped after the telephonic directions of President Asif Ali Zardari before Eid-ul-Azha. Water and Power Ministry will give another briefing to the President and Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani after the arrival of the incumbent Power Minister Syed Naveed Qammar from Saudi Arabia, sources added. It was also learnt that power ministry, after consultation with the Finance Ministry and Planning Commission, will once again take the cabinet committee into confidence regarding power sector reforms. It is worth mentioning here that Power Ministry on 28th October while assigning the departments of Pepco to NTDC ostensibly desired to end the functional role of Pepco which under the company ordinance after the approval from the Pepcos board of directors (BoDs) was earlier scheduled to completely make an end to the existence of the Pepco . Further Power Ministry had already briefed the President and the PM regarding the dissolution of Pepco and had also taken both of them into the confidence in this regard. For the past two years, the ministry has been either hobbling executive search or stopping it midstream when it started keeping cronies at all strategic positions in all organisations under its jurisdiction, sources said, adding that the Ministry of Water and Power itself has apparently stalled the process of reforms. It is relevant to mention here that reportedly Federal Minister for Water and Power Naveed Qamar has left no stone unturned to ensure the appointments of blue-eyed officials on the lucrative slots of Central Power Purchasing Agency (CPPA), thus, he has put the power sector reforms in limbo. Again, the Power Minister, ostensibly involved in stalling power sector reforms, has violated the relevant rules and regulations regarding appointing CEOs in Discos and differences between Power Ministry and Pepco have further vanished the ray of hope to uplift power sector of the country while dealing with growing power crisis in the country. Another controversy has taken its roots in power sector as Pepco earlier declined to follow the orders of Water and Power Ministry regarding the appointments of favourite candidates in the CPPA which Ministry of Water and Power has asked Pepco to submit a written reply against the rejection of the orders of the Water and Power Minister.