ISLAMABAD : State Minister for Water and Power, Ch. Abid Sher Ali, Tuesday directed implementation of Power Purchase Agreement between KESC and NTDC in true letter and spirit. Chairing a meeting on KESC issue here Tuesday, the minister said that no violation in terms of excessive power withdrawal by the company would be allowed. NPCC has already issued final notice to KESC in this regard mentioning that in case of agreement violation by drawing power more than 650MW, National Power Control Centre would exercise its power to switch it off.

The minister further directed for immediate resolution of dispute on billing between KESC and NTDC and recover the outstanding amount.

He emphasized that the government would not allow anybody to take undue advantage and compromise on national interests.

He further pointed out that the previous government did not take notice of such violation, however observed that such stringent measures were inevitable to cope with the energy crisis prevailing in the country.

He assured that the government would sort out issue of power theft on war footing basis.