The Caretaker Prime Minister Anwaarul Haq Kakar has instructed the Ministry of Energy to implement comprehensive measures to address the electricity demand-supply gap in the country. During a meeting to discuss the strategy to reduce circular debt in the energy sector, the prime minister emphasized the need for collective efforts from all stakeholders to reduce the demand and supply gap. He also directed the energy ministry to devise a robust strategy to eliminate circular debt in the energy sector. The prime minister highlighted the caretaker government’s efforts for economic revival and the success of the anti-power theft operation in increasing electricity dues recovery. The meeting also included a briefing on the current circular debt situation in the petroleum and energy sectors, as well as various proposals for addressing it. The meeting was attended by Caretaker Federal Minister for Power and Petroleum Muhammad Ali, Caretaker Finance Minister Dr Shamshad Akhtar, and other senior officers.
In a separate event on January 22, PM Kakar reaffirmed Pakistan’s commitment to the success of the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) during a meeting with China’s Vice Foreign Minister Sun Weidong, who was visiting Pakistan. The prime minister expressed Pakistan’s deep appreciation for its strategic partnership with China.