LAHORE (PR): Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif should take immediate measures to reduce rising loadshedding and provide cheaper electricity by building hydel power stations and gas fired thermal power station in the public sector producing power @ 2.72 per unit and Rs7 per unit respectively. New transmission lines should also be constructed and far reaching reforms be introduced in the electricity distribution companies. Outdated Electricity Act 1910 should also be amended to impose high penalty upon those who commit theft of electricity.

These views were expressed by veteran trade union leader Khurshid Ahmed, General Secretary All Pakistan Wapda Hydro Electric Workers Union CBA, on Wednesday. He declared that the workers would resume their protest against privatization of power companies after Ramazan.