JI decries load shedding in KP

June 22, 2015 Off By Web Desk

LAHORE: Ameer, Jamaat-e-Islami, Pakistan Senator Sirajul Haq, said on Tuesday that the generation of electricity in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province is more than other provinces, but its people had been deprived of its benefits and had to face worst load shedding.

He said this during his meeting with the PESCO chief at Peshawar today. The JI chief said that denying the benefit of electricity generation to the KP people was great injustice which could not be tolerated for long. He stressed that the mismanagement in PESCO must come to an end and the KP people should be provided due share of electricity.

He said that the people all over the country were suffering because of power crisis during the holy month of Ramazan and they had lost their patience now. The JI chief was accompanied by MNA Sahibzada Mohammad Yaqub, and MPAs Azazul Malik Afkari, Said Gul and Malik Behram Khan.

He said that Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif’s directives that there should be no load shedding during Sehr and Iftar timings had not been implemented even for a single day, and added that such things created mistrust among the people about the rulers.

The JI chief said that the percentage of payments of electricity bills in Dir and Malakand divisions was the highest all over the country and the line losses were also low as compared to the other parts of the country, yet the people of the area had to face prolonged load shedding during Ramazan.

Haq told the PESCO chief that the JI MPAS from the area had already made payments for the transformers and polls for their areas but the PESCO staff was dilly dallying in supplying the material to them, and the sufferings of the people of the area were continuing.