Khurram Dastagir, the Federal Minister for Power, has stated that the government will require roughly Rs 329 billion to prevent load shedding until June 15, 2022.
“There will be a visible reduction in electricity load shedding over the next 10 days,” Khurrum Dastagir said at a press conference. “The thermal plants will start obtaining RLNG supplies from May 1 and furnace oil from May 2,” he said.
According to the Minister of Electricity, the government will need Rs 108 billion by May 25, Rs 136 billion by June 7, and Rs 85 billion by June 15 to address the issue of loadshedding in the power sector. Khurruam Dastagir, flanked by State Minister Hashim Notezai, said that the circular debt had reached Rs 2.46 trillion and blamed the PTI government for recent power disruptions, claiming that the government had failed to arrange fuel for power plants.
According to the minister, the country’s electricity shortage is due to technical and fuel concerns, not a lack of generation capability. According to him, around 5739MW is out of service due to a fuel shortage, while 2156MW is out of service due to technical issues.