Caretaker Prime Minister, Anwaarul Haq Kakar has given specific instructions to government officials to come up with practical ideas to lower the overly high electricity bills that people are receiving. He wants this plan within the next two days.
This decision came after a meeting at the Prime Minister’s Office in Islamabad, which he called for urgently due to widespread protests about expensive electricity bills.
People all over the country have been protesting because their electricity bills have become very expensive. This is because the cost of electricity has gone up a lot. So, Kakar decided to hold a special meeting to address this issue.
There will be another meeting on Monday to talk about this more. The Prime Minister was given a detailed explanation of the high electricity bills during the meeting today.
Kakar said during the meeting, “We won’t rush into any decision that might harm the country. We will do things that won’t put more pressure on the country’s money and will help the people.”
آج منعقدہ اجلاس میں پاور ڈویژن نے بریفنگ دی، مخلتف وفاقی وزراءسمیت سیکٹریز نے شرکت کی۔ اجلاس میں عوام کو بجلی کے بلوں میں ریلیف دینے کے لئے وزارت توانائی اور وزارت خزانہ کو مل کر لائحہ عمل بنانے کی ذمہ داری دی گئی ہے۔ مختلف سرکاری ملازمین کو مفت یونٹس کے معاملہ پر بھی تفصیلی… https://t.co/soXBVtLScK
— Anwaar ul Haq Kakar (@anwaar_kakar) August 27, 2023
He also mentioned that it’s not right for high-ranking officials and the Prime Minister to use free electricity when normal people are struggling to pay their bills.
He asked the relevant departments to give him information about which officials were getting free electricity. He said, “I am here to represent the regular people.” He promised that he would take steps to reduce electricity use at his own place too.
He also mentioned that he would talk to the leaders of different regions about the expensive bills and ways to use less energy.
He also wants a plan from the companies that provide electricity to stop theft and waste of electricity. Additionally, he wants a plan for making long-term changes to the electricity system.
Later, he mentioned in an interview that the temporary government would try its best to help people while following its responsibilities.
During the meeting, there were other important people like the Finance Minister, the Commerce Minister, and officials from the power sector. The government has also decided to stop giving free electricity to certain officers and government employees who were getting it before.
بجلی کے بھاری بِلوں کے معاملے پر میں نے کل وزیر اعظم ہاؤس میں ہنگامی اجلاس طلب کر لیا ہے۔ اجلاس میں وزارت بجلی اور تقسیم کار کمپنیوں سے بریفنگ لی جائے گی اور صارفین کو بجلی کے بِلوں کے حوالے سے زیادہ سے زیادہ ریلیف دینے کے حوالے سے مشاورت کی جائے گی۔
— Anwaar ul Haq Kakar (@anwaar_kakar) August 26, 2023