Energy Conservation Plan Market closes at 8:30 p.m. Wedding Hall 10:00 p.m.


Federal Defense Minister Khawaja Asif announced Tuesday that the federal cabinet had approved an energy conservation plan. All markets will close at 8:30 p.m. and the wedding hall by 10:00 p.m., ARY News reported.

“All markets and shopping malls will be closed by 8:30pm and wedding halls at 10pm nationwide,” Defense Minister Khawaja Asif announced at a news conference flanked by Ministers Sherry Rehman, Khurrum Dastgir and Marriyum Aurangzeb.

Khawaja Asif presided over a press conference on the decision at a cabinet meeting in Islamabad. Chaired by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, the energy conservation plan will help Pakistan save 8,000 to 9,000 megawatts and Rs 62 crore a year in electricity.

“The market in other parts The world closed before 6pm but remains open after midnight in Pakistan,” Kawaja Asif said.

The federal minister went on to say that Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif, under the Energy Efficiency Plan, has ordered a 30 percent reduction in electricity use in federal offices.

The cabinet also ordered the formation of a committee to submit reports on working from home in the office. he added

He also announced that the government will launch electric bikes this year. Khawaja Asif said that the government has decided to use street lights instead. which he claims will save up to 4 billion rupees.

The Minister of Defense further revealed that after February 1, 2023, incandescent bulbs will not be produced. “We can save Rs 22 crore by doing this,” he added.

The minister went on to say that President Arif Alvi supports the federal plan, adding that government office holder Discussed with all provinces and stakeholders

“I have asked President Alvi to speak with the KP and Punjab governments to implement the energy conservation plan.

The information ministry will conduct a media campaign to spread public awareness of these new measures, Asif added.


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