LAHORE: Federal Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said that the issue of electricity load-shedding will be overcome by 2018.
Addressing a ceremony of All Pakistan Wapda Hydro Electric Central Labour Union here on Tuesday, Khawaja Asif said that several electricity generation projects of 12,000 megawatts are in the process of completion.
He added that the government has considerably improved the situation of load-shedding by taking measures on various fronts.
The Minister said recovery of line losses improved by five percent this year. He said 2,000MW of electricity can be saved if markets are closed by 2000 hours.
The Minister urged all sections of society to extend cooperation with the government and the Ministry concerned in the steps being to end the power outages by reducing line losses and generation of more electricity through different resources.