Defence Minister stressed on a united effort to face the current crisis

ISLAMABAD: Defence Minister Khawaja Asif emphasised  on a united effort to face the current crisis in the country while addressing a press conference flanked by Qamar Zaman Kaira in Islamabad Thursday.

The defence minister said that a huge amount of electricity can be saved if people start their businesses early in the morning and close by Maghrib prayers. He said that saving electricity means saving oil.

“Neither will we have to use expensive oil that much and nor will the consumers have to bear the burden of expensive electricity if we do this,” he said, adding that it is just a fundamental change that people need to bring to their lives.

Asif went on to say that Pakistan will have to see what others around it are doing.

He said that 3,500 megawatts of electricity can be saved through this method and the amount will go over 4,000 MW if Karachi also follows it.

He, however, said that the traders are currently not willing to accept the suggestion.

“They accepted this during COVID-19 due to the fear of the virus,” he said.

The minister urged the government to impose the restriction with all its will and the people to accept it.

“It will benefit the common man and acquisition of commodities at lower prices would become a possibility.”