Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif on Wednesday orders concerned authorities to ensure minimum Power load-shedding during the summer season.
According to a statement issued by PM Office, the prime minister issued directives while chairing a meeting to review the situation of power load-shedding during summer, and the consumption and production of urea fertilizer.
During the meeting Premier was briefed about the production of electricity and the expected demand during this summer. Furthermore, Premier was also briefed on the revival of Neelum Jhelum power project, it was told that the project would be fully restored and start generating the cheap and clean electricity in July this year.
During the meeting Premier was also informed in detail about the provision of gas to the urea industry, besides data of its production and consumption in the country. The premier ordered to increase the pace of restoration of the Neelum Jhelum project.
PM Shehbaz Sharif directed the relevant authorities to ensure timely production of the urea fertilizer and its supply to the farmers.
He said the government was taking all possible steps to minimize per acre cost of the farmers
“I will not let anybody to grasp the rights of the farmers through smuggling of urea fertilizer,” he added.
The prime minister also directed to keep an eye on the demand and supply of the fertilizer. Keeping in view the consumption and production of the fertilizer, he directed to present a comprehensive plan for buffer stock and the provision of gas to the industries