Multan Electric Power Company

Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) (Urdu: مشارکتِ ملتان برائے ترسیلِ برق), formerly known as Multan Power Supply Company, is an electric distribution company which supplies electricity to thirteen districts of South Punjab, Pakistan.[1] This company generates electric power from water (hydro-electric power) and distributes it to approximately thirty-four million people of the area. MEPCO is a licensee who has been granted a license by the NEPRA for the distribution of electricity exclusively to service territory spread over thirteen administrative districts of Southern Punjab.

Multan Electric Power Company
مشارکتِ ملتان برائے ترسیلِ برق
Agency overview
Formed1922: Multan Power Supply Company
1998: Multan Electric Power Company
TypePower and Hydrology
JurisdictionFederal Government of Pakistan
HeadquartersMultan Electric Power Company, Multan, Pakistan
Parent agencyMinistry of Energy (Pakistan)



Multan Electric Power Company was founded as Multan Power Supply Company in 1922 during British India-era.[2][3] In 1972, the company was nationalized. Subsequently, it was taken over by the Government of Pakistan.[4] It was publicly listed on Karachi Stock Exchange until 1985 when it was de-listed from the exchange.[5]

On 14 May 1998, Government of Pakistan decided to go with the corporatization of the energy sector in Pakistan. MEPCO was established to acquire all properties, rights, assets, obligations, and liabilities of the defunct Multan Area Electricity Board, grid stations, and transmission lines of the supply system. After 24 years of service in 2022, MEPCO has been directly and exclusively supplying electricity to 34 million people in 13 districts of South Punjab.[6]



MEPCO is the largest power distribution company in Pakistan operating exclusively in 13 administrative districts of southern Punjab i.e. Multan, Muzaffargarh, Layyah, Dera Ghazi Khan, TTaunsa Sharif, Kot Addu, Tribal area of Dera Ghazi Khan, Fort Manro, Rajanpur, Lodhran, Jalalpur Pirwala, Bahawalpur, Rahim Yar Khan, Khanewal, Sahiwal, Pakpattan, Vehari and Bahawalnagar.MEPCO manages a complex transmission and distribution network of over 82,132 km of lines, 786 grid stations, and 672 feeders. In other words, it covers 50 constituencies of National Assembly of Pakistan and 104 constituencies of the Punjab Assembly.

To effectively manage its widespread customer base and operations, MEPCO utilizes an advanced management information system known as the MEPCO MIS.[7]

The company's service territory is primarily rural, so its customer profile is heavily dominated by the domestic category and that too by lifeline customers.[8]

See also



  1. ^ "How we got here | Political Economy". The News International.
  2. ^ Ahmad, Daniyal (31 December 2023). "A brief history: The rot in our DISCOs". Profit by Pakistan Today.
  3. ^ McGraw-Hill's International Energy Outlook. McGraw-Hill. 1982. p. 11. ISBN 9780076067923.
  4. ^ "Rawalpindi Electric Power Company history".
  5. ^ "De-listed companies" (PDF).
  6. ^ Multan Electric Power Company News The Express Tribune (newspaper)
  7. ^ "MEPCO MIS | Online Management Information System". 18 February 2024. Retrieved 12 June 2024.
  8. ^ Shakeel Ahmad (2 August 2014). "Projects launched to resolve power supply issues: MEPCO (Multan Electric Power Company)". Dawn (newspaper). Retrieved 24 February 2020.