NEPRA gives Sindh Govt status of STDC


Irfan Aligi


Sindh government has after tedious efforts successfully gained the status of Pakistan first provincial power distribution company status which has been named as “Sindh Transmission and Despatch Company” and thus Sindh government is the first ever provincial grid company.
Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) led Sindh’s provincial government had been making gigantic efforts for attaining the STDC status and finally under the ambitious Bilawal Bhutto Zardari’s vibrant leadership, Sindh government did it.
This was revealed by Sindh Minister for Energy, Imtiaz Shaikh, Tuesday, while addressing a press conference.
Shaikh said that Sindh Chief Minister Syed Murad Ali Shah had been pursuing hard that target and made it a reality. The officers of Sindh government played a very key role in this STDC status attaining task, he added.
He said that since Sindh government’s already functional Nooriabad Transmission Line of 132kV was a proof that founded the basis for the STDC status. The National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (NEPRA) also found it per the pre-set indicators and hence the STDC status was awarded to Sindh government. Under these indicators, power supply could be suspended for 131 hours while STDC had already completed that work in 61 hours which was a record.

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