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No loadshedding during Sehr, Iftar: Abid Sher

FAISALABAD (INP): State Minister for Water and Supply Ch Abid Sher Ali Monday announced that there would be no loadshedding during Sehr and Iftar while measures would also be taken for better load management especially during Taraveeh and other prayers timings.
Talking to the media persons at FESCO Headquarters, he said that all power distribution companies had been directed to make arrangements for providing uninterrupted electricity supply during Sehr and Iftar.
He said the government was utilizing all available resources for maintenance and improvement of power distribution system.
In this connection, Rs 15 billion were being spent on the upgradation of FESCO system, he added. The state minister observed that 4 years back, the rural areas were experiencing 10 or more hours loadshedding daily but now the duration had been reduced up to 4-5 hours daily.
He said the present government had launched a number of projects in energy sector due to which loadshedding would be ended completely from Pakistan by the end of this year, whereas the country would have surplus electricity from next year.
He said that Prime Minister, Muhammed Nawaz Sharif was taking keen interest in public welfare, besides taking steps for poverty alleviation from the country.

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