Islamabad - Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi on Tuesday directed all the power distribution companies (Discos) to maintain and upgrade their distribution networks so that increase in production capacity in the sector is translated into uninterrupted power supply for convenience of the public.

Prime Minister Abbasi issued these directions while chairing a meeting on power and energy at PM’s Office. The meeting was attended by Minister for Power Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari, Minister of State for Petroleum Jam Kamal Khan, secretaries of the concerned divisions, managing director (MD) Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL), chief executive officer (CEO) Oil Companies Advisory Council, chief executive officer Attock Refinery Limited (ARL) and senior government officials.

The Prime Minister was briefed about current power demand and supply situation in the country.

It was reiterated during the meeting that sufficient power and generation capacity was available in the system to meet current as well as projected demand for the coming months. The prime minister was informed that power outage in some parts of the country during the last three weeks was not due to any shortage of power but due to technical issues in the distribution system.

The prime minister directed for greater coordination among the officials of concerned departments so as to overcome issues related to power distribution.

The premier further directed all Discos to maintain and upgrade their distribution networks so that increase in production capacity in the sector is translated into uninterrupted power supply and convenience of the public.