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  • India creates new ministry to tackle water crisis

    NEW DELHI: India’s government has created a new ministry to respond to a growing water crisis, with more than 60pc of the country’s 1...

    Indian President Ram Nath Kovind told Parliament on Thursday that the new Ministry of Water Power will tackle water conservation and management...

  • Ministry, PTI looking to resolve KP power crisis

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Energy has agreed to work out a mechanism with the Pakistan Tehreek-i-Insaf to end power thefts and resolve power crisis in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa...

    The consumers will benefit from reduction in loadshedding and investments in power infrastructure...

  • Formation of new power ministry

    THE new prime minister has wasted no time in merging two vital ministries into a single Ministry of Energy, something that the PML-N had promised it would do in its election manifesto of 2013...

    The water and power ministry has been bifurcated, and its power wing is now to be merged with the petroleum ministry...

  • Power ministry seeks legal opinion on merger of PPIB, AEDB

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Water and Power is seeking opinion of the Law and Justice Division on the way forward for the merger of the Private Power and Infrastructure Board (PPIB) and Alternative Energy Development Board (AEDB) to secure $400 million foreign loans...

    The merger of the two agencies working under the ministry is a condition of the Asian Development Bank (ADB) and French Development Agency (AFD) for $300m and $100m...

  • Climate change ministry worried about environmental impacts of coal power plants

    ISLAMABAD: Emissions from the new coal power plants will increase green house gases, said Minister for Climate Change Zahid Hamid on Friday...

    “The ministry is concerned about these major impacts on air quality, about ash and waste water disposal and ecological and socio-economic impacts,” Mr Hamid told the Senate Standing Committee on Climate Change, which met to discuss the impacts of emissions from coal fired thermal power plants...

  • ‘Negligent’ power ministry officials earn PM’s wrath

    “Why didn’t they plan in advance keeping in mind low water availability in dams and severe weather conditions,” an official statement quoted the prime minister as saying when he was informed about the closure of a number of power plants for maintenance...

    Informed sources said the power shortfall actually fluctuated between 9,000MW and 10,000MW as maximum demand went past 21,500MW against peak generation of 12,700MW for only 35...

  • Bilawal lambastes ministry of power

    KARACHI: Pakistan Peoples Party chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has criticised ‘abysmal’ performance of the ministry of power as disclosed by an annual Nepra report and asked the state minister for power, who have been accusing people of different provinces of being power ‘thieves’, what would he say now...

    “After the scandalous Nandipur and Quaid-i-Azam Solar Park projects, both of which have become liabilities for the government,...

  • Ministry in denial mode, but power outages continue

    ISLAMABAD: Even as reports of power failures continued to pour in from various parts of the country, the government claimed on Sunday that it had controlled the situation and that there was no ‘forced loadshedding’ for domestic customers...

    “There is no domestic loadshedding throughout the country,” Water and Power Secretary Younas Dagha said in an official statement issued by the ministry...

  • Power ministry suspends over 50 officials

    ISLAMABAD: The Ministry of Water and Power has suspended over 50 officers of four distribution companies because of poor performance, days after the Islamabad High Court (IHC) ruled against its interference in their affairs...

    According to an official statement, Secretary for Water and Power Mohammad Younas Dagha suspended seven superintending engineers (SEs) and 15 sub-divisional officers (SDOs) of the Peshawar Electric Supply...

  • Power supply restored to major cities after breakdown: Ministry

    ISLAMABAD: Federal Ministry for Water and Power on Friday claimed to have “restored power supply to all major cities of the country two to three hours after reports of a power breakdown” that affected almost 70 per cent of the country...

    The supply load increased gradually, normalising at around 4:45 pm,” spokesman for the Ministry of Water and Power said in a statement...

  • Shahbaz makes public ‘cold war’ with power ministry over Nandipur project

    LAHORE: Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif has criticised what he termed his ‘media trial’ over the Quaid-i-Azam Solar Park and at the same time made public the so-called ‘cold war’ between his government and the Ministry of Water and Power...

    Also read: World's largest solar park to light up Pakistan's futureMr Sharif sarcastically mentioned more than once the response of “his friend (Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif)” to...

  • Power ministry plans new contract with K-Electric

    ISLAMABAD: Water and Power Minister Khawaja Mohammad Asif, much milder after the previous day’s fireworks, gave a potentially heartening news to the National Assembly on Thursday over meeting power shortages in Karachi that added to woes from a deadly heatwave...

    He said since a previous contract to supply 650 megawatts of power to K-Electric from the national grid had expired – though the utility was still getting the same amount – a...

  • Ahsan complains to PM about power ministry’s lethargy to Vision ’25

    ISLAMABAD: Minister for Planning and Reforms Ahsan Iqbal complained on Friday to the prime minister about what he called the water and power ministry’s non-cooperative attitude towards finalising a strategy aimed at ensuring water and energy security under Vision 2025...

    The minister was stunned on Friday when he learnt that delegates from across the country had reached Islamabad for a review of the plans to be formulated under Vision...

  • Power ministry claims cut in circular debt

    LAHORE: The Water and Power Ministry claimed on Wednesday to have reduced circular debt through improved recovery and increase in payments to Pakistan State Oil and Independent Power Producers (IPPs)...

    According to a presentation shared with the media here at Wapda House on Wednesday, the ministry claimed that it improved payments to the PSO and IPPs to a great extent during the fiscal years 2014-15 and 2015-16...

  • ‘Ministry’s claims on power sector distortion of reality’

    LAHORE: The recent advertisement campaign by Ministry of Water and Power on the state of power sector, eulogising achievements of the PML-N government is an incredible distortion of reality, said the Institute of Policy Reform...

    In a press release, the institute maintained there was a common perception that the power sector was in a poor state and, if anything, the performance had worsened...

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