ISLAMABAD (APP) - Senate Standing Committee on Water and Power on Wednesday asked all the power distribution companies to disconnect electricity supply to defaulters including government departments immediately. The committee met under the chair of Senator Nawabzada Mir Lashkari Raisani here to discuss loadshedding and low voltage in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa especially in Malakand Division and installation of new grid stations etc. Secretary Ministry of Water and Power Imtiaz Hussain Qazi apprised the Committee that on the directives of Minister of Water and Power Syed Naveed Qamar, power supply to various government departments was suspended due to non-payment of outstanding dues. He said relaxation was given to jails, hospitals and water supply schemes. He said that the ministry has devised a plan for the Holy month of Ramazan under which no loadshedding would be carried out during 'Sehri and 'Iftar times. No power loadshedding will be observed from 7-10 pm in evening and 3-5am in early morning in the Holy month of Ramazan to facilitate the people, he said. The Committee was apprised that currently, the Mangla Dam was generating only 450 MW out of its total capacity of 1050 MW due to release of less water from the reservoir. The generation could be enhanced upto 1,050 MW with releasing more water from it. The Committee asked the ministry to send formally request to the Punjab government for releasing more and more water in order to reduce loadshedding during the Holy month of Ramazan. The committee meeting was told that force loadshedding was also being carried out in Rawalpindi and steps should be taken to reduce such unscheduled load management. He said that only one grid station was providing power supply to nine districts resulting low voltage in the areas. He said the people were facing immense problems and even drinking water was not available to the people due to low voltage. The meeting was also attended by Senator Sardar Ali Khan, NDTC Chief, PESCO Chief and other senior officials of the ministry.