ISLAMABAD - Electricity of Cabinet Secretariat was disconnected Tuesday on the directives of Secretary Water and Power Ms Nargis Sethi, due to non-payment of Rs 6.4 million.

She was informed during a video conference here Tuesday that Cabinet Secretariat including Cabinet Division, Establishment Division and Ministry of Information is defaulter of Rs 6.4 million of electricity bill.

Secretary Water and Power directed to disconnect the electricity of Cabinet Secretariat indiscriminately. A special monitoring and control room had been set up in the Ministry of Water and Power which was overseen directly by the Secretary Water and Power Nargis Sethi.

Ms Sethi has been tasked to improve recoveries and minimise loadshedding in the country.

Twice a day the Secretary Water and Power confers with the chief executives of distribution companies through tele-conferencing for interactive briefing on the latest situation pertaining to availability and distribution of power and scheduled or unscheduled loadshedding in different parts of the country.

She said that all measures would be taken to nab defaulters and all those found involved in theft would be subjected to exemplary punishment.