Federal Joint Secretary Power Division Ahmed Mir Nasir has said that on the special instructions of the Prime Minister of Pakistan Mad Shehbaz Sharif, the work of restoring electricity to the flood-affected areas is ongoing on an emergency basis. The Prime Minister is himself monitoring the restoration of electricity supply and in this regard, a report is being submitted to him on a daily basis.
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All the officers of the Power Division have been deputed to restore power supply in flood-affected areas. Electricity supply from 81 grid stations has been affected due to floods in areas under the control of electricity distribution companies across the country including Multan, out of which supply has been restored from 46 grid stations. He expressed these views while checking the electricity restoration works in the flood-affected areas under the administration of Taunsa Sharif. He said that initially 881 feeders of 11 kV in the four provinces were affected by monsoon rains and floods, which affected the supply to 975,000 consumers, but so far in these affected feeders 475 feeders have been restored from which 70600 consumers have been restored. In order to prevent electrocution in flood-affected areas, electricity supply has not been started from 35 grid stations so far. Out of these 35 grid stations, 25 grid stations are located in flood-affected areas of Balochistan Province, 5 Sindh Province, and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Province.