Pakistan, Islamabad News : The Supreme Court on Wednesday observed that there was a need to impose energy emergency in the country to fulfill the electricity demands of people. The court also observed that while using the fast track for the establishment of power projects the energy situation could improve.
The directions came by a three-judge bench comprising Chief Justice Iftikhar Muhammad Chaudhry, Justice Ijaz Ahmed Chaudhry and Justice Gulzar Ahmed during the hearing of a suo motu case regarding prolonged power loadshedding in the country.
“There are always two approaches to deal a matter. One is short-term and the other is long-term. We should go for the long-term power generation projects but in the meantime work should be accelerated on short-term projects,” remarked the chief justice.
He further maintained that the nation had high hopes from the institutions and these power distribution and generating institutions must come up to their expectations.
The bench reiterated for the enforcement of equitable power distribution to all and sundry.
The chief justice questioned whether the court’s orders were followed in full letter and spirit for the distribution of electricity or not.
Managing Director Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) Zargham Khan replied that he had taken written reports from all the power distribution companies. However, the bench directed him to prepare a detailed chart describing the district-wise details of the power distribution.