ISLAMABAD (Online) - Federal Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf has said that the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) is facing financial loss of Rs 217b annually due to loadshedding in the country. The Federal Minister while talking to media men after meeting with representatives of chambers of commerce and industry he said that, 1,000 megawatt additional electricity would be injected in Gujranwala Electric Power Supply region during current year. Answering to a question, he said that talks are underway with Indian to resolve water dispute and it is expected that the issue would be resolved through negotiations otherwise Pakistan would have no option except knocking the door of Int'l Court of Justice. When asked about another deadline regarding the end of loadshedding, the federal minister said that elimination of loadshedding is not possible during current year, however, we are trying best to control load shedding to some extent, he added. 1,000 megawatt additional electricity would be injected in Gujranwala Electric Power Supply region during current year and it would be helpful for small industries, he said. APP adds: Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf Monday said the government was making all out efforts to provide smooth power supply to industries. As part of such efforts, the minister said other areas were being separated from the reserved feeders and grid stations meant for industries in order to face minimum loadshedding. He was talking to a joint delegation of Sialkot, Gujrat and Gujranwala Chambers of Commerce and Industries here. The minister said that nominal power loadsheding was being observed in the industrial areas and in future load management would be carried out by consulting the representatives of the chambers. Pervez Ashraf said Pakistan was generating hefty revenues every year through industries located in Sialkot, Gujrat and Gujranwala as maximum products manufactures in these areas were exported. He informed the delegation that various projects of 1000 MW were in progress in the areas and expressed the hope that half of them would be completed by December this year. The minister said the govt has chalked out a comprehensive roadmap for ending power loadshedding and soon this would be controlled. He directed the chief executive GEPCO to resolve the electricity issues of the industrialists.