Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif blames Imran Khan govt's 'mismanagement' for ongoing energy crisis
Islamabad: Pakistan PM Shehbaz Sharif has blamed ex-PM Imran Khan-led government's 'mismanagement' for the ongoing energy crisis.
Speaking at the National Assembly on Saturday, Sharif said the ongoing loadshedding had nothing to do with the power generation capacity.
“Today there is loadshedding in the country due to gross mismanagement and incompetence of the previous government,” Sharif was quoted as saying by Dawn News.
He said the country had the capacity of generating 35,000 megawatts of electricity, but due to the closure of different power plants running on gas and oil, different parts of the country were facing loadshedding for the last few days.
The prime minister said that soon after assuming the charge, he had received briefings from officials of the ministries of petroleum and energy over the loadshedding issue.
He said the country was facing a shortage of about 6,000 MW of hydel power, which was linked to the melting of glaciers and the availability of water.
Despite this, he said, the country had sufficient electricity to meet the requirements of the country.