PM Imran Khan resents over delay in provision of new electricity connections

ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: Prime Minister Imran Khan has said that presently, there is no shortage of electricity in the Country and hence, there is no justification for the delay in the provision of new electricity connections.

While presiding over the weekly meeting of the National Coordination Committee on Housing, Construction and Development in Islamabad on Thursday, the prime minister directed to simplify the No Objection Certificate (NOC) procedure and approval process for the provision of new electricity connections.

The prime minister said that the government is aimed to provide shelter to the people; therefore facilities and simple procedures should be ensured.

Imran Khan made it clear that since the current procedure is creating difficulties for the Construction Sector, the long process of approvals for utility connections must be simplified.

In addition, he directed that no additional burden should be put on those who intend to get loans on easy installments for the construction of their homes under the Naya Pakistan Housing Scheme.