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December 7, 2017

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Top officials suspended on violation of loadshedding schedule

Top officials suspended on violation of loadshedding schedule

ISLAMABAD: On account of violation of federal government’s power load management schedule, various officials have been suspended at power distribution companies (DISCOs).

Two Chief Engineer/Operation Directors, namely Muhammad Iqbal Khan Marwat of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) and Syed Mohabat Shah of Sukkur Electric Power Company (Sepco) were suspended. Besides, Deputy Director PDC Pesco Akhtar Hussain, Assistant Engineer Pesco, Siddique Ahmed and a number of grid stations in charges are been suspended, a news statement issued here by the Ministry of Energy (Power Division) said.

The suspension orders have been issued by concerned authorities after the Power Information Technology Company (PITC) special monitoring unit detected violation of the load shedding schedule being implemented from 4th December 2017.

Haseebullah and Abdullah grid station incharge in Pesco, Tahir Hhussain Shah Grid Station Incharge in Gujranwala Electric Supply Company (Gepco), Mohammad Miskeen and Ghulam Abbas Grid Station Incharge Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco) and Allah Dino Solangi Grid Station inchrge are placed under suspension on detection of violation of load shedding schedule.

The PITC has been constantly monitoring the load shedding schedule on all feeders through online system and the DISCOs have been directed to strictly adhere to the schedule. A special hotline has also been established to monitor and report the violation of the schedule. The Power Division has further directed the DISCOs to provide maximum relief to the consumers and any violation of the schedule set on the basis of losses and recovery will not be tolerated.

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