Power Ministry revenue increased by Rs 229 billion in PTI government one year

Power Ministry revenue increased by Rs 229 billion in PTI government one year

ISLAMABAD - The National Assembly was informed today that the revenue of the Ministry of Power has increased to 229 billion rupees in one year due to the corrective measures taken by present government.

Minister for Power Umer Ayub told the House during Questions Hour that 112 billion rupees were generated through recoveries and taking action against the power pilferage. He said seven thousand people involved in the pilferage were arrested.

Umer Ayub said we have reduced the flow of circular debt to ten to twelve billion rupees per month from thirty- nine billion rupees left behind by the PML (N) government.

The Minister for Power said eighty percent of the total feeders have been cleared of load shedding.

He said a significant progress has been made in exploiting the wind, solar and biomass potential available in the country.

He said a policy has also been formulated by the present government to increase the share of renewable energy up to the level of twenty percent by 2025 and thirty percent by 2030.

Umer Ayub told the house that a Saudi company has expressed interest to invest four billion dollars in renewable energy sector of Pakistan.

Parliamentary Secretary for Foreign Affairs, Andleeb Abbass said legal aid is provided to the Pakistani prisoners languishing in foreign jails.

The House also offered Fateha for those killed in recent terrorist attack in Quetta and due to rains in Balochistan besides the death of former Chief Election Commissioner Fakhruddin G Ebrahim.

The House passed Federal Government Employees Housing Authority Bill, 2020. It was moved by Minister for Housing and Works Chaudhary Tariq Bashir Cheema.