PESHAWAR: The Peshawar High Court (PHC) was informed on Wednesday that the Neurosurgery Ward of Khyber Teaching Hospital is still deprived of gas or electricity despite the fact that the Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa government has already released the funds.
A two-judge bench of PHC comprising Justice Qaiser Rashid Khan and Justice Syed Arshad Ali heard the case and issued directive that it is an issue of public interest and must be solved immediately.
During the Tuesday hearing, the bench had directed PESCO and SNGPL chiefs to appear before the court and explain the court why the supply of gas and electricity has been delayed.
The Peshawar Electricity Supply Company (PESCO) Chief Executive Zakaullah Gandapur told the court that the company has completed work on electricity supply to the ward and supply will start from April 5 (today).
However, Sui Northern gas Pipeline Company Limited (SNGPL) General Manager Arbab Saqib said work will be completed by April 20. Additional Advocate General Syed Sikandar Hayat Shah informed the court that government has released fund for the gas and electricity work in the neurosurgery ward of KTH and it is expected to be completed by April 20.
The applicant also informed the bench that road to Neurosurgery Ward and emergency of KTH was broken due to digging for the gas pipeline.
Published in The Express Tribune, April 5th, 2018.