LAHORE (PR) - While responding to the news item titled “Wapda union for developing power stations in public sector” published in The Nation on April 21 wherein the All-Pakistan WAPDA Hydroelectric Workers Union (CBA) reportedly opposed the ‘privatisation of Wapda’, the spokesman of Wapda has clarified that it is not Wapda but the power sector companies that are being privatised.

The spokesman maintained that it is factually incorrect to term privatisation of the power sector companies as the privatisation of WAPDA because the power sector companies are functioning independent of WAPDA.  

The spokesman has made it clear that subsequent to power sector reforms and unbundling of WAPDA’s Power Wing in 2007, all the power sector companies such as GENCOs, NTDC and DISCOs have been operating as independent corporate entities. Since then,

WAPDA has no administrative control over them. WAPDA’s mandate is only limited to construction of new dams and hydropower projects and operation and maintenance of the hydel power stations, he added.