Decision to take the services of intelligence agencies for the improvement of discos

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Decision to take the services of intelligence agencies for the improvement of discos

After the loss of 589 billion rupees, all the boards of the discos were dismissed, new heads were appointed. Photo: File

Islamabad: The Pakistan Muslim League (N) government has decided to release the officers appointed in the boards of 8 major electricity distribution companies across the country and appoint the officers of the intelligence agencies in these companies.

On Monday, the federal government has announced the dismissal of those appointed in the boards of 8 electricity distribution companies across the country, it should be noted that all these officers were appointed during the previous regime of PDM. It is alleged that the officers appointed in this board are responsible for the loss of 589 billion rupees in the energy sector during the current financial year.

The federal government has now decided to appoint officers from the military and other intelligence agencies in these boards to improve the management capabilities of these companies. These officers will be appointed under Article 245 of the Constitution and the Anti-Terrorism Act. will

Apart from this, the federal government has also approved the establishment of Distribution Companies Support Unit (DSU) to avoid such losses in future. The joint director of this unit will be the sector commander of the respective location while it will also have officers from ISI, Military Intelligence and Intelligence Bureau.

After the decision of the government, the first DSU has also been established in Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO). Earlier, the Cabinet Committee approved the summary sent by the Power Division, in which the officers appointed in these boards were requested to be dismissed, but the boards of the two electricity distribution companies located in Hyderabad and Sukkur in Sindh. No change has been made while the boards of eight other companies that have been changed include distribution companies of Faisalabad, Gujranwala, Lahore, Islamabad, Multan, Quetta, Peshawar and other tribal areas.

Electricity distribution companies of Quetta have shown a loss of 138 billion rupees during the current financial year, which is more than all other companies in Pakistan, but now Mahfouz Ali Khan has been appointed as its new head. The Peshawar Electricity Distribution Company showed a loss of Rs 137 billion in the current financial year and here the government has now announced the appointment of Ali Gulfzar as the Chairman of the Electricity Distribution Companies of Peshawar, Hazara and Tribal Areas simultaneously.

After the Faisalabad Electricity Distribution Company showed a loss of Rs 17 billion, the government has announced the appointment of Imran Zafar as its new chairman, while Tahir Masood has been appointed as the new chairman of the Gujranwala Electricity Distribution Company. Meanwhile, Aamir Zia will be the new chairman of Multan Electricity Distribution Company.

Decision to take the services of intelligence agencies for the improvement of discos