Following the long power outage in major cities across Pakistan, the Prime Minister of Pakistan, Shehbaz Sharif, on Tuesday held a federal Cabinet meeting with the ministers. The meeting was chaired by Prime Minister, Shehbaz Sharif himself.
During the meeting, the federal Cabinet has directed that a comprehensive strategy be devised to avoid power breakdowns in the future.
Meanwhile, during the meeting, the Cabinet has also discussed and got it approved to start the first of its kind awareness campaign on electricity saving at the national level. The Cabinet has also finalized the decision that subjects related to energy saving will also be included in the curriculum.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has expressed his displeasure over the recent power breakdown and directed to keep a check and to determine those who were actually responsible for the incident.
Moreover, the Cabinet was also told that the import bill of products of petroleum has doubled in the past seven years. During the meeting, Pakistani Minister of Information and Broadcasting, Maryam Aurangzeb have given a detailed briefing about the national awareness as well as information strategy for energy saving.
Following this, Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has also directed the caretaker governments in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and Punjab should also be taken into confidence regarding energy saving projects.
At the same time, a comprehensive report which was entirely based on the recommendations of the inter ministerial committee, which was formed regarding the Tosha Khana was also submitted to the federal Cabinet.
Notably, the Federal Cabinet have also presented its recommendations on the new Tosha Khana policy. The Prime Minister has directed that in the light of these recommendations made during the meeting of the Cabinet, the Inter Ministerial Committee should also amend its report as well as submit it to the next Cabinet meeting for the purpose of approval.