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PM directed his office to strictly monitor timings of power outrage

ISLAMABAD, 06 JUNE (DNA) – Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif looked into matters of public facility while getting treatment in London and directed his office to ensure no load shedding during Iftar and Sehar timings in the month of Ramazan.

In a statement released by PM house, Nawaz Sharif had directed Ministry of Water and Power to provide uninterrupted electricity supply during Sehar and Iftar timings and rural and urban areas should not be discriminated in this regard.

PM directed his office to strictly monitor the timings of power outrage so that people could easily observe fast without suffering from any sort of distress. Earlier, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Muhammad Asif has said there would be no load shedding during Sehar and Iftar timings in Ramazan.

The said despite severe heat, there is no unannounced loadshedding in the country. He said electricity shortfall has reduced to 4,000 watts. Khawaja Asif said the government has closed some plants that produce expensive electricity, which can also be operationalized if a need arises.

He said there are hundreds of feeders in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, where zero loadshedding is being observed. The annual fasting month of Ramazan is expected to begin Tuesday in Pakistan. Most of the Muslim countries in the Middle East and North Africa are already observing Ramazan today (Monday).

During Ramazan, Muslims around the world abstain from eating, drinking, smoking from dawn to dusk. They break the fast with a meal known as Iftar and before dawn they have a second opportunity to eat and drink during Sehar.

Ramazan is sacred to Muslims because tradition says the Quran was revealed to the Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) during that month. Ramazan is followed by the Eid al-Fitr festival. DNA

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