The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has constituted a committee to
deliberate and finalize modalities for implementation work-from-home policy on Fridays in a bid to
conserve fuel and electricity amid a deepening energy crisis facing the country.
According to a notification issued by the finance department, the decision of observing ëFriday as Work
from Home Dayí was taken in a special meeting of the provincial cabinet.
The three-member committee will be headed by the secretary of finance with secretary environment,
wildlife & forest Department as members.
The secretary administration department will be member of the panel, according to a notification.
The energy-saving initiative, if imposed, will only be applicable to public sector departments.
The move from KP govt comes after a similar decision by Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharifís fiscally
constrained government earlier this month to eliminate Saturday as a workday and cut the volume of
fuel allocated to its employees by about 40%, while considering the option of work-from-home on
Pakistan is facing a shortfall of 7,000 megawatts in its electricity generation. The country has an installed
capacity of 35,000 megawatts, and demand during summer season peaks at 27,000 megawatts.