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IESCO Guarantees Uninterrupted Power Supply for Its Users This Ramzan

Shahid Iqbal, Islamabad Electric Company Chief Executive Officer, has guaranteed that the consumers will receive uninterrupted power supply during Ramzan adding that no gap existed between supply and demand for the company. He was talking to the media on Sunday.

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However, he added that a cell has been set up at the headquarters for complaint and monitoring purpose to resolve power breakdowns. The complaint cell will be working around the clock during Ramzan. Apart from this, 11 customer service centers have also been established around the region to help with customer complaints.

He further said that while the industry will have uninterrupted power supply, half of the industry supply will be diverted to domestic users if the domestic demand increases due to unforeseen reasons.

In June, the peak demand is likely to reach 2,650MWs, according to officials. They further said that 782 FIRs had been registered against illicit connections during the ongoing bid to curb power theft.

In Islamabad, 37 FIRs have been lodged, 212 in Attock, Rawalpindi has seen 296, 113 in Jehlum, and 124 in Chakwal.

Rs. 781.745 million have spent on 1262 LV proposals, while Rs. 666.645 million was used to complete 62 feeders of 11KV under the distribution system augmentation programme, he said.

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The Rawat feeder became obsolete last year, which led to a number of hurdles. He told that these issues have been resolved after its upgradation and now consumers will have an uninterrupted power supply.

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