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Govt is taking steps to overcome energy crisis

Minister of Planning, Development and Reforms Professor Ahsan Iqbal on Thursday said short, medium and long term measures taken by the government to overcome the energy shortage has started producing dividends. Inaugurating the 29th Annual General Meeting and Conference of the Pakistan Society for Development Economists (PSDE), he said due to the short-term measures taken by the government about 1,700 megawatts (MW) electricity was added in the national grid by clearing the circular debt. The 3-day event was organised by the Pakistan Institute of Development Economics (PIDE) with an aim to share international best practices in energy efficiency, renewable energy sources, sustainable energy development, energy and household economics.

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