All the electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) have confirmed to the Ministry of Water and Power that the decision of zero loadshedding for all industries throughout the country is being implemented.

According to a handout, the Ministry has been in constant touch with all the DISCOs for ensuring the implementation of the decision in its true spirit. The DISCOs were asked to submit a compliance report.

The decision of zero loadshedding for industry has no adverse impact on demand and supply gap for domestic users as the additional generation is meted out of the existing generation capacity available within the system.  The additional generation will also not affect the cost of generation for the domestic users.

There has been an increase of about 900-100MW witnessed  in demand of electricity  due to provision of uninterrupted power supply to the industry in the country.

Secretary Ministry of Water and Power, Younus Dagha in a meeting with a delegation of elders from Chilas district said government is exploring all avenues for the early completion of Diamer-Basha Dam as it is of vital importance for overall progress and development of the country and would take all possible steps for resolution of any issue in this regard.

 The delegation informed the Secretary that they are willing to contribute towards national cause. They appreciated the government’s efforts and said that the Dam construction would bring new era of development for the entire area.

The Secretary Water and Power while assuring the delegation of resolution of their issues relating to land acquisition, said that the Ministry has already passed on necessary directions to the WAPDA in this regard. He said necessary funds have already been allocated and provided to Gilgit-Baltistan administration for further transfer to the owners. He stressed upon the elders of the area to cooperate with the local administration in early completion of land acquisition process and rehabilitation of the affectees.

He said that other initiatives like the provision of education, health, roads accessibility and other social services have also been included in the project by the government for the people of the areas and their execution will bring happiness and progress for the local population.