meeting discusses Electricity crisis
Chitral -- An All
Parties meeting was chaired by the DCO
to discuss the grave electricity problem
faced by Chitral town. Heads of political parties members of
Electricity Restoration Committee and WAPDA and SHYDO officials
attended the meeting. District Coordination Officer Chitral,
Rehmat Ullah Wazir explained the situation and his efforts to
solve the problems. Various suggestions came up in the context..
Participants were of the unanimous view that mismanagement of
the available electric power is the main and immediate reason
for the crisis. They opined that besides planning long term
measures immediate check on mismanagement should be ensured.
Chairman Electricity Restoration Committee Wg Cdr
(r) Fardad Ali Shah suggested to empower the committee to pay
surprise checks on reported fudged meters particularly those of
the WAPDA employees which was agreed to by the DCO who assured
the provision of a Tehsildar and SHO to the committee to carry
out the checks. The meeting also decided to make efforts to
educate the people to use energy savers instead of incandescent
bulbs and switch off extra lights particularly external lights.
DCO said he would make efforts to provide rebated energy saver
bulbs. He also informed the meeting that the Norwegian funded
would soon launch a project for solar electrification of Chitral
town.--(CN report, 22 July 10).
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