ISLAMABAD, Pakistan: The Federal Minister for Power Khurram Dastgir has assured that there will be no increase in the power prices for the consumers using up to 100 units, adding that there is also a subsidy plan for the consumers using up to 200 units.
While addressing a news conference along with the Minister of State for Petroleum Musadik Malik in Islamabad on Thursday, the minister said that a comprehensive solar policy is being announced next month with the aim to enable the people to shift to solar energy and reduce dependence on the imported fuel.
Khurram Dastgir said that the circular debt has been reduced by Rs 214 billion over the last three months. He said that we are addressing pending issues in the power sector.
The minister for power said that uninterrupted power supply is being ensured to the industrial sector so that there is no impact on the livelihoods of the people.
The minister said that the coalition government is defender of the economic future of the people.
In his remarks, the Minister of State for Petroleum Musadik Malik said that record reserves of petrol and diesel are available in the Country.
Musadik Malik said that there is no threat of shortage of petroleum products in the Country.
The minister of state pointed out that there has also been reduction in the usage of petrol and diesel during the months of June and July 2022 as compared to the corresponding periods of the last year. He said that this happened because of our effective management which will help reduce our import bill and stabilize the rupee.