ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Imran Khan on Friday said the country struggled, albeit unsuccessfully, to meet the potential of economic development as reforms in power sector were grossly neglected in the past.
Chairing a review meeting on the ongoing reforms process for supply of low-cost and uninterrupted electricity to consumers, the Prime Minister reiterated his government's resolve for early completion of the reforms process.
The meeting was attended by Information Minister, Senator Shibli Faraz, Planning Minister, Asad Umar, Energy Minister, Omar Ayub and Special Assistant to Prime Minister, Nadeem Babar.
International energy and economics experts, including Dr Robin Burgess from the London School of Economics and Prof Michael Greenstone from the University of Chicago, also joined the meeting through video conferencing.
The meeting discussed in detail the roadmap for power sector reforms with a particular focus on supply of inexpensive and undisturbed electricity to consumers.
Appreciating experts' research on Pakistan's energy sector, the Prime Minister said the incumbent government was committed to power sector reforms, which were aimed at providing low-priced and uninterrupted power supply to people.
In light of their experience and research, the experts put forward their proposals regarding the power sector reforms for the overall economic development of the country.
The Prime Minister lauded the proposals from experts and assured his government's all-out support for inter-ministerial consultation and research on an implementation mechanism of reforms.