ICCI Urges Govt to Curb Rising Loadshedding

ICCI Urges Govt to Curb Rising Loadshedding in 2022

The Islamabad Chamber of Commerce and Industry (ICCI) has urged the government to take immediate action to reduce rising power load shedding, which is negatively impacting business and industrial activities.

Addressing a meeting of the business community to discuss the load shedding issue, ICCI President Muhammad Shakeel Munir stated that all of the country’s major industrial cities are experiencing electricity load-shedding of 4 to 10 hours per day, causing production activities to suffer greatly.

He added that rural areas are also reportedly subjected to 10 to 12 hours of load shedding, further complicating the common person’s life.

According to the ICCI President, the country has an installed capacity of over 39000 MW, but the system currently produces up to 16000 MW of electricity, demonstrating the power sector’s inefficiency.

He claimed that Pakistan’s power sector has suffered from distribution system losses for years, costing the national exchequer billions of rupees each year. According to him, the average transmission and distribution losses in Pakistan are around 20%, which is much higher than in other countries.

He stated that the government should take war-like measures to improve bill recovery and reduce transmission and distribution losses, which would aid in minimizing load shedding and saving businesses and industries from losses.

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