Pakistan Institute of Development Economics


Reforming Electricity Distribution Companies

Date : Saturday, July 25, 2020 at 02:00 PM
Moderator: Dr. Nadeem ul Haq (Vice Chancellor PIDE)
Discussant : Waseem Mukhtar, Additional Secretary, Power Division TBC, Muhammad Jabbar Khan, CEO, PESCO, Shahid Sattar, Executive Director APTMA and Former Member Energy, Planning Commission, Waqas Bin Najib, Member Energy, Planning Commission, Ermeena Malik (Renewable Energy Consultant, World, Rashid Aziz, Senior Energy Specialist (Retd.), World Bank • Syed Akhtar Ali, Former Member Energy, Planning Commission

Mismanagement and governance issues. DISCO employees (management) after corporatisation are company employees but they are still treated as government employees and get transferred quite frequently. In the DISCO boards, there is hardly any expert to guide DISCO management. DISCOs are not independent to take decisions; even for minor purchases, they need approval from the power division.