Government announces no load-shedding during Sehar, Iftar

Government announces no load-shedding during Sehar, Iftar

Islamabad (Staff Report): Spokesperson for the Ministry of Water and Power on Saturday has announced that there will be no electricity load shedding during Sehar and Iftar timings.

According to spokesperson for the ministry, urban areas will face four hours of power cuts and six hours of load shedding will be carried out in rural areas.

The announcement comes a day after Finance Minister Ishaq Dar presented federal budget 2017-18, adding that by next year 10,000 MW of capacity would be added to the national grid system hence ending the crisis.

The minister further added that the fiscal deficit had been controlled, load-shedding reduced, and GDP growth rate recorded at 5.3 per cent, which was proposed to cross 6 per cent during the next fiscal year.

Chairman Central Ruet-e-Hilal Committee Mufti Muneeb-ur-Rehman announced that Ramadan will begin from May 28 (Sunday).