ISLAMABAD (Dunya News) – Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar on Thursday asked Iranian ambassador to Pakistan to take immediate steps for restoring electricity supply to Gwadar, Turbat and Makran regions of Balochistan.
In a telephonic call, the minister said the government was taking steps to improve the power transmission system. Steps were also being taken to connect the coastal areas of Balochistan with the national grid system, he said.
He said that load-shedding problem in Balochistan would shortly be overcome.
The Iranian Ambassador said the the Iranian government was taking steps for early restoration of power supply to the areas of Balochistan and assured the Minister that power supply to the areas would be restored soon.
Power shortfalls in Iran
Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar on Thursday said power shortfalls in Iran have led to load shedding in Gwadar, Turbat and Makran regions.
“These areas are not connected to the national grid and dependent upon Iranian power supply.
We have taken up the issue with the Iranian government and requested them to normalise power supply,” he said in a series of tweets.
— Hammad Azhar (@Hammad_Azhar) July 29, 2021
He said work was also in progress on connecting these areas with the national grid. “This involves laying transmission lines for hundreds of kilometers.
This project will be completed within 2 years Insha Allah,” he said.