Loss-making Discos: FD opposes PD’s proposal

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ISLAMABAD: The Finance Division has reportedly opposed a proposal of the Power Division regarding establishment of Performance Management Units (PMUs) in loss-making power Distribution Companies (Discos) under senior army officers (brigadiers), arguing it will further deteriorate governance within Discos, sources close to Secretary Finance told Business Recorder. The Power Division prepared a secret proposal for the federal cabinet to hand over…

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Special forensic audit of SSGCL, Pesco, Hesco ordered

Shamshad-Ather

ISLAMABAD: Finance Division has directed the authorities to conduct special forensic audit of Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) and Hyderabad Electric Supply Company (HESCO). At a recent meeting presided over by the caretaker Finance Minister, Dr Shamshad Akhtar, it was decided to conduct special audit of SSGCL, PESCO and HESCO. Power sector quagmire: Implementation of 3-pronged strategy begins Finance Division…

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Power sector T&D losses surge to Rs520.3bn in FY2021-22

Matiari-Lahore

ISLAMABAD: Pakistan power sector’s Transmission & Distribution (T&D) losses have risen to Rs520.3 billion with the highest-ever deficit incurred in the Peshawar Electric Power Supply Company (PESCO) to the tune of Rs153.8 billion, in just one financial year. The cash bleeding power sector’s accumulated losses have crossed the defence spending of the country in the last two financial years, and…

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