CCI approves National Electricity Policy 2021

Prime Minister Imran Khan on Monday chaired the 47th meeting of the Council of Common Interest (CCI) and approved the National Electricity Policy 2021.

The session headed by Imran Khan was attended by federal ministers, chief ministers and other concerned officials.

Federal Minister for Energy Hammad Azhar said that the Council of Common Interest has approved National Electricity Policy 2021 with a consensus of all provinces.

“The new electricity policy has been approved for 10 years,” he said, adding that people will get cheaper and environment-friendly electricity under the new power policy approved by the CCI.

The minister said in the light of the new electricity policy, policies for sub-sectors will be devised. He further said that the PTI government had allocated Rs100billion in the federal budget 2021-22 to improve the transmission system in the energy sector.

In the previous CCI meeting chaired by PM Khan on June. 18, the meeting discussed in detail the draft of the National Electricity Policy 2021 and constituted a committee to further deliberate upon the proposed policy.

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