In what appeared to be another claim by Prime Minister Raja Pervez Ashraf, the Federal Cabinet on Wednesday approved uniform loadshedding across the country.
The meeting held with the premier in the chair decided that all provinces will face an equal amount of power outages. The meeting, however, decided that there will be no loadshedding in Ramadan during Sehr, Iftar and Traveeh time.
Earlier, Federal Secretary for Water & Power briefed the cabinet about the gap in power supply. The Cabinet was informed that shortfall has reduced to 3500 MW and by the end of this year at least 2000 MW would be added to the national grid.
The meeting also deliberated upon approving decisions taken for Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) on July 3 for the production of electricity.
According to the reports, 15 to 20 % price reductions on items available at the utility stores during Ramadan were also considered in the sitting.
It is vital to mention here that Punjab has been witnessing violent protests over unjust load shedding with demonstrators attacking houses of some lawmakers and public properties.
Chief Minister Punjab Shahbaz Sharif has also said that he would keep working in his tent office until the government stared uniform load shedding across the country.
Moreover, the federal cabinet has given approval for an increase in minority representation in the national and provincial assemblies.
The cabinet formed a committee, comprising three ministers, for assessing the degree to which this quota will be increased in the legislative assemblies for the minorities.
Earlier, Minister Incharge for National Harmony Dr Paul Bhatti sought more seats for minorities in the Senate, National and Provincial Assemblies, citing an increase in the national population.
He also urged the provincial and Fata administration to encourage employment of minority individuals in all public and private sectors.