ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif has directed the relevant authorities to ensure that no electricity load-shedding is carried out on Sunday during the Pakistan-India Champions Trophy final.
Responding to the premierâ€™s order, the Water and Power Ministry summoned the supply and demand figures from all the power distribution companies, and assured the prime minister that no load-shedding would take place during the cricket match.
Similarly, Sindh Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah contacted senior officials at K-Electric, the port cityâ€™s sole power company, and directed them to ensure no load-shedding is carried out during the match. Shah said power to residential areas should be supplied on a preferential basis.
The chief minister hoped the Pakistan cricket team would win the match as a gift to the nation on Eidul Fitr.
Meanwhile, load-shedding continues unabated in Karachi even as Ramazan draws to an end. Despite promises by the relevant authorities that no load-shedding would be carried out during Seher and Iftar times, several areas of the city continue to face power cuts.
The affected localities include Liaquatabad, Gulbahar, Bin Qasim Town, Pak Colony, Keamari, Azizabad, Gulshan-e-Iqbal, Gulistan-e-Johar, Malir, Landhi, Quaidabad, Orangi Town, Korangi, Ibrahim Haider, Nazinamabad and North Nazimabad.Â