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Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi says achieving balanced energy mix and reduction in the basket price of electricity remains the foremost priority of the government. He stated this during briefing on the performance of various power distribution companies across the country in Islamabad today. The prime minister directed ministry of water and power and the heads of DISCOs to come up with a comprehensive plan for improving system efficiency, reducing line losses and equipping the system to meet increased demand and supply. Shahid Khaqan Abbasi directed the heads of the distribution companies to carry out a detailed diagnostic analysis of the technical and administrative issues of the existing system and come up with workable solutions for their redressal. The prime minister also directed heads of distribution companies to adopt proactive approach with regards to implementation of projects being undertaken under Sustainable Development Goals. Power demand and supply situation in the country was also reviewed during the meeting. The meeting expressed satisfaction that there was a marked improvement in the power generation and supply situation compared to 2013-14.

Host: Umar Iftikhar

Topic: Govt is taking steps to mainstream tribal areas- A bill has been introduced in NA which will extend IHC & SC jurisdiction to FATA

A bill has been introduced in the National Assembly to extend the jurisdiction of the Supreme Court and Islamabad High Court to tribal areas. The bill was moved in the House today by Law Minister Zahid Hamid. The Federal Cabinet had cleared the bill for introduction in the Parliament during its meeting on Tuesday.

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