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Event Title: Sub Committee of the Senate Standing Committee on Power

Event Date: 2019-03-27

Senator Agha Shahzaib Durrani, while presiding over a meeting the Sub Committee of the Senate Standing Committee on Power, has sought details of the audited accounts of NTDC, show cause notices by NEPRA, minutes of board meetings in which it expressed its frustration for delay in projects, system failures and other matters related to stability of the system.

He said that NTDC is an important institution and has crucial role in strengthening transmission, distribution and power regulatory mechanisms.

He said power losses, unprecedented load shedding and malfunction of the system have made the lives of the people of Baluchistan miserable. “There is 12-14 hours load shedding in different areas of Baluchistan province adding to the hardships of the people and no tangible steps have been taken to enhance capacity of the existing system” , Senator Agha Shahzaib Durrani said.

He said that removal of former Managing Director NTDC was a serious matter and the committee would probe it in detail by taking into consideration all the aspects. Senator Agha Shahzaib, however, deplored the performance of the NTDC.

He also expressed his anguish over the delay in provision of the relevant information and documents.

The Committee was brief in detail about the appoint procedure, composition of the Board of Director along with reason of appointment of former Managing Director NTDC.

The meeting was attended by senior officials of the ministry, NTDC and others.