Federal Minister for Energy – Hammaz Azhar held telephonic conversation with Iranian Ambassador, urging him to address power issues in Balochistan regions.
Hammad Azhar took to social media to apprise that Gwadar, Turbat and Makran regions of Balochistan are not connected with the national grid but are in fact dependent on power supply from Iran.
Power shortfalls in Iran have led to load shedding in Gwadar, Turbat and Markan region in Pakistan, said the federal minister.
Furthermore, Hammad Azhar accentuated that work is in progress on connecting these areas with the national grid via laying of transmission lines across hundreds of kilometers.
The project will be completed within two years, he added.
Meanwhile, the Iranian Ambassador said the Iranian government was taking steps for early restoration of power supply to the areas of Balochistan and assured the Minister that power supply to the areas would be restored soon.