MULTAN
The Multanites are going to get rid of unscheduled power outages as load management committee (LMC) have been constituted by the District Coordination Officer (DCO) Syed Gulzar Hussain Shah to tackle the serious issue on Monday.
The DCO took serious notice of unscheduled loadshedding and asked the Mepco authorities to stop this practice forthwith, directing them to contact national grid and publicise the schedule of loadshedding on their website as well as in media properly.
Addressing a meeting of divisional load management committee, the DCO said that there would be no more unscheduled loadshedding from today. He directed Wasa authorities to ensure water supply to the areas with long power outages . He said although the loadshedding dropped considerably because of improvement in weather conditions, yet the national grid faced massive shortfall.
He directed the Mepco officials to replace burnt transformers forthwith. He said that police and special branch would be responsible for the protection of Mepco installations in case of any protest.
MEPCO BOD OKAYS FIVE NEW SUB DIVISIONS: The Board of Directors of Multan Electric Power Company (Mepco) has approved establishment of five new sub divisions with a view to facilitating the consumers, Mepco sources revealed.
The new sub divisions will become functional by July 1. Sources said that the Abdul Hakim and Industrial Estate sub divisions were divided and Tulamba sub division was created.
Mepco authority has approved deployment of 85 officials in this sub division. Similarly, Uch Sharif sub division is divided and Channi Goth sub division is set up with an approved staff strength of 109.
The First sub division Dunyapur is also divided and Second sub division is set up. The Rural sub division Lodhran and Basti Malook are also divided and a new Jalla sub division is established. The Taunsa sub division is divided and Shadan Lund sub division is made.
YOUNG LEADERS' CONFERENCE: Highlighting the major issues being faced by the Muslim Ummah, the speakers at a Young Leaders' Conference.
The conference was jointly organized by the Civil Servants' Academy and Youth Leadership and Empowerment Center (YLEC) Bahawalpur the other day. The theme set by the YLEC's young leaders was Muslim Ummah-challenges and prospects in the 21stCentury.
Addressing the conference Ms. Shazia Kanwal faculty member of Civil Servants' Academy highlighted the major social issues faced by Muslim Ummah. Mr. Ghulam Muhammad, a Police officer, told the audience that the message of peace could be spread through Sufism.
Humayun Razza Farooqan, an Engineer, briefed the participants of the conference on economic challenges faced by Muslim Ummah, saying that there are 57 Muslims states and their contribution in World's GDP is only 5%. An Audiologist and Young leader of YLEC Sadaf Zareen, Tahreem Akram, Aakash Fatima, Habib ur Rehman, Tania Kashif, Nagina Yasmeen, Aakash Fatima and Tahreem Akram also discussed different issues being faced by the Muslim Ummah.
At the end, the Executive Director of Civil Servants' Academy Ali Goher Chohan concluded the conference while appreciating the contribution and thoughts of young leaders and said that youth can play an important role in the development of a country by realizing their duties and through a research based education.