ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly was informed on Friday that the countrys power distribution companies (Discos) had suffered a loss of billion of rupees during the last three years. Minister of Water and Power Syed Naveed Qamar in a written reply said that Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) suffered a loss of Rs 29.21 billion, Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco), Rs 12.14 billion, Faisalabad Electric Supply Company (Fesco), Rs 43.468 billion, Quetta Electric Supply Company (Qesco), Rs 32.7954 million, Tribal Electric Supply Company (Tesco), Rs 14.85 million, Multan Electric Supply Company (Mepco), Rs 79.973 billion, Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco), Rs 3.211 billion, Gujranwala Electric Supply Company (Gepco) Rs 21.792 billion, and Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (Hesco) suffered a loss of Rs 2.866 billion. To another question, the minister said that India had so far constructed 43 hydroelectric projects on western rivers - Indus, Jhelum and Chenab - and out of them 13 were pre-Indus Water Treaty signed in 1960, while out of remaining 30 projects, only eight were major ones. He said India is building two dams every year on these rivers. He also blamed India for electricity crisis in Pakistan. To another question, the minister said that Wapda had been assigned to carry out planning and construction of 32 small and medium dams across the country in two phases. In phase-1, Qamar said, 12 small and medium dams would be constructed in different parts of the country and the completion year would be 2014. He also said that completion of these projects was subject to availability of funds. The minister said that two water reservoirs would be constructed in Sindh, five in Balochistan, three in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) and FATA, and two in Punjab, while work on some dams had already been started. Qamar said that other 20 water reservoirs would be constructed in the Phase-II.