Prime Minister Muhammad Nawaz Sharif has directed that all steps must be taken on urgent basis to address the current load-shedding situation in order to mitigate the sufferings of the people at the earliest.

He was talking to Secretary Water and Power Younus Dagha in Islamabad on Saturday.

The Prime Minister was informed that there was an unprecedented surge in power demand on the first day of the month of Ramazan which necessitated forced load-shedding for some time. He said the situation could only be brought under control if the demand decreases.

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