ISLAMABAD: A meeting at the Aiwan-e-Sadr Tuesday with President Asif Ali Zardari in chair reviewed the energy situation in the country.
Those who attended the meeting included among others Dr. Abdul Hafeez Sheikh, Federal Minister for Finance, Syed Naveed Qamar, Minister for Water and Power, Dr. Asim Hussain, Federal Minister for Petroleum & Natural Resources, Federal Secretaries of concerned ministries and other officials of relevant departments besides Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar.
Briefing about the meeting, Spokesperson to the President Senator Farhatullah Babar said that the meeting reviewed current energy situation in the country. Syed Naveed Qamar, Federal Minister for Water & Power, while briefing the meeting about the power generation informed that there was no unscheduled load shedding in the country.
Senator Babar said that the President directed that a special control room be set up in Ministry of Water & Power which should display on the screen complete and updated information about the power generation from different power plants, distribution to various distribution companies and areas subjected to load shedding.He also directed that the same system be replicated in the Presidency so that a special unit in his office could also monitor the situation with regards to energy generation, supply and distribution and load shedding. – Onlinenews