46 flood-affected grid stations restored under PM’s directive

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Islamabad: Under the directives of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, out of 81, 46 flood-affected grid stations of different power distribution companies have been restored.

PM Shehbaz Sharif had earlier directed all the relevant officials of the power division to restore the power supply in the affected areas.

In the flood-hit areas, the power supply restoration work was expedited on an emergency basis.

The prime minister is personally monitoring the restoration work.

According to details, initially, a total of 881 feeders of 11 kV power had been affected during the monsoon rains and floods, affecting the supply to about 975,000 consumers. However, 475 feeders have been restored so far, with power being supplied to 70600 consumers.

Moreover, work on 35 grid stations in the flood-affected areas had not commenced yet in a bid to avoid power electrocution incidents. These include; 25 grid stations in Balochistan, 5 in Sindh, and 5 in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

Appreciating all the public servants involved in the restoration process, PM Shehbaz said, “A massive national effort is underway to restore essential services in the flood-hit areas. NHA, DISCOs, PTA and other federal departments have done amazing work against the heaviest of odds and largely rehabilitated the damaged infrastructure. My appreciation for all public servants.”

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