LAHORE The government will carry forward the circular debt problem till the new elections as it plans to inject a total of only Rs 30 billion in the energy sector. Out of that amount, Rs 10 billion have already been injected. Thus, the total remaining amount, to be injected in the power sector, is only Rs 20 billion. Power sector experts said that the recent cosmetic measures by giving Rs10 billion to the power producing companies (IPPs) will give no permanent relief to the masses until the government chalks out any solid plan to solve the problem of mounting circular debt. They predicted that the prolonged loadshedding is likely to hit many parts of the country hard again after the power producing companies burn their little stock of fuel in the coming days. They further said that the government will come up again with emergency injections in the ailing power sector so that it rescues its fragile reputation before Senate and general elections. According to them, the makeshift arrangement by the government is meant to confront the efforts of PML-N to gather masses on the streets and prevent them to show street power. Government does not have any roadmap to resolve the issue of circular debt and will keep on saying that it inherited the crisis from the previous government, an analyst said. "It (govt) has enjoyed the power for more than three and a half years and reached the next elections without doing anything significant, he added. The government is seemingly not interested to resolve the power crisis but to take temporary measures to avert masses protests across the country especially in Punjab, ahead of Senate elections. The inefficiency of the incumbent government has let the massive circular debt to increase. The power producers, power distribution companies and fuel providers, all are victims of this circular debt, directly impacting the economic activities and people in the country. The Independent Power Producers (IPPs) have called for the sovereign guarantee twice when they were left with no option to recover their over-dues running in billions against the electrici ty provided to PEPCO. The government allowed power distributors to increase the electricity tariff in line with rocketing price of furnace oil, nonetheless, the power producers have become financially crippled to generate electricity on the non-payment of amount stuck up due to the circular-debt. The electricity loadshedding has not only affected energy sector but also industries and businesses, leading to huge production losses, job cuts and bankruptcy of many small and medium sized units. It also impacted negatively on import bill and foreign exchange after billions of dollars have been spent on the imports of power generators and UPS in the past five years.