The ban on new Electricity connections with inside the federal capital territory has been lifted and the National Electric Power Regulatory Authority (Nepra) has knowledgeable the leader govt officer (CEO) of Islamabad Electric Supply Company (Iesco) approximately the decision. The improvement has emerge as viable due to efforts made with the aid of using Federal Minister for Planning Development and Special Initiatives Asad Umar and different contributors of National Assembly from Islamabad – Ali Nawaz Awan and Raja Khurram Nawaz. MNA Awan informed Dawn that a million citizens of the capital will enjoy the circulate as they have been residing in new homes with out energy connections.
The federal cupboard at its assembly hung on January 25 had determined to raise the ban on provision of application offerings in Islamabad. It turned into determined that energy and Sui fueloline connections could be furnished to citizens of the federal capital with none discrimination. Moreover, it turned into additionally determined that the Capital Development Authority will need to make sure the implementation of the constructing manage legal guidelines with out linking them with the set up of energy connections. Similarly, on February 17, the National Assembly Standing Committee on Energy had additionally directed Nepra to make sure the implementation of the selection on the earliest. Minister Umar stated the selection turned into made as consistent with the requirement of the citizens of the capital.
MNA Awan stated the federal cupboard had shaped a committee to solve the difficulty. “Though the cupboard made the decision, however Iesco had written a letter to Nepra and sought rationalization over the difficulty. Nepra has now knowledgeable Iesco that electricity connections may be provided,” he stated. Mr Awan stated human beings had hooked up housing societies and fled away after promoting houses. “People were going through troubles as they have been with out software services. The letter has addressed the difficulty being confronted with the aid of using 1,000,000 human beings and now they are able to get electricity connections.