LAHORE - Punjab Govt is waiting for the federal govt to implement the decisions taken in the Energy Conference last week and if the consensus of equal distribution of loadshedding among the provinces could not be carried out, the provincial government will move the Council of Common Interest (CCI).

Sources say that the Chief Minister Punjab, taking a serious view of the fact that Punjab has been hit by loadshedding even more severely than it was before the Conference, took the matter up with the federal authorities which have assured him of the implement of the decision of the conference in letter and spirit within a week. The Punjab CM Shahbaz Sharif yesterday came down hard on the Federal Government, as protest over the 14 to 20 hours loadshedding that erupted as protest in various cities of the province during which some protestors even barricaded the railway. The CM announced meeting with the Prime Minister and apprise him of the situation and the problems being faced by both industrial and domestic sector of the province. Punjab Government has been informed by Wapda authorities that electricity situation will improve from next week when the committee assigned to manage loadshedding and to equally distribute outage hours among all four provinces will meet. Sources further say that Punjab Government, which has already paid its outstanding dues to Wapda to pay the circular debts, is giving a chance to Federal Government to implement the Conference’s decisions, otherwise it will move the Council of Common Interest to raise the electricity loadshedding issue.