MNA demands power supply for upper Chitral

28 Dec, 2017

CHITRAL: Member National Assembly (MNA) Shahzada Iftikharuddin has said that the provincial government is not serious in electricity supply from Golen Gole Power Station to Upper Chitral district.

Talking to reporters on Tuesday, he said that the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) and Wapda have no issue in provision of electricity to Chitral from the power station.

However, he added that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government was not serious in addressing the issue.

He said that Prime Minister Secretariat and minister for water and power had been in contact with Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (Pedo), but the provincial organisation was not showing interest to solve the issue.

He said that after the destruction of the Reshun power station it was the Pedo’s responsibility to provide electricity to 21,000 power consumers. But Pedo was neither initiating work on the rehabilitation of the power station nor it was interested in purchasing electricity for the power consumers, he added.

Source.. The News