ISLAMABAD: Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi has directed Minister for Power to take provinces on-board for reducing electricity losses and improving recovery situation of power dues.

He was chairing a meeting on issues related to power sector and net hydel profits here on Monday. It was attended by Minister for Power Sardar Awais Ahmed Khan Leghari, Finance Advisor Miftah Ismail, Special Assistant to PM Barrister Zafar ullah Khan and federal secretaries of concerned divisions.

Chairman WAPDA briefed the meeting about payments made so far to Punjab and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa against net hydel profit claims. The Prime Minister directed that factual position be presented before the Council of Common Interests during its next meeting.

Chairman also briefed the meeting on additional power to be added to the national grid during coming months from various hydel power projects including Tarbela-IV, Neelum-Jhelum and Golen Gol.

The Prime Minister directed Power Division to brief the Federal Cabinet on current and anticipated power situation in its next meeting.