WAPDA removal from Chitral
Chitral-- An extraordinary meeting of the Electricity
Restoration Committee Chitral town was held in Chitral Friday
morning. Presided over by the Committee Chairman Wg Cdr (r)
Fardad Ali Shah, the meeting
was attended by Sher Nabi Ullah former Superintendent Engineer Wapda, Haji Ghulam Hussain, Nasir Ali,
DSP Fazal Ellahi, Haji Fakhruddin, Haji Nauroze, Abdul Khaliq,
Mioulana Qazi Naseem, Motabar Khan and others.
After lengthy deliberations the meeting reached
the conclusion that the WAPDA in Chitral is a constant pain in
the neck . It instead of solving, creates electricity problems
for the people and does not pay heed to instructions from
anywhere. The district administration has shown helplessness in
their context, and the elected representatives cannot do
anything to it. It was therefore unanimously decided by the
meeting to ask the govt to dissolve WAPDA from Chitral and hand
pover it's sole power station (One mw only but strategically
located to create all the nuisance in the town) to any
private party willing to take over or even to SHYDO which is
again a blemished organisation but is provincially controlled
and easily accessible thus a lesser evil than WAPDA.
The meeting was informed by SE Sher Nabi Ullah
that under the electricity act consumers could Sue WAPDA for
damaging their eclectic appliances due to violent fluctuations
in the power supply. It was thus decided to move the court on
behalf of the committee on this account..
It may be noted that a legal case was
filed by Wg Cdr (r) Fardad Ali Shah on behalf of the electricity
consumers of Chitral town against malpractices in WAPDA Chitral,
but the court after two years has recently dismissed the case as
no consumer came forward to give solid evidence against such
malpractice. Despite such a pathetic level of moral courage in
the society, the Electricity Restoration Committee swore
to continue work for putting things right, in this notorious
department and all other corrupt departments, turn by turn.
06 Aug 10.
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