The provincial chief executive on Thursday directed to expedite work on a project to solarise mosques across the province. These directives were issued by Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Thursday while chairing a meeting of the Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) to review progress on a project to power mosques through solar energy. CM Mahmood further directed to select those mosques for the project which face an acute shortage of power. The chief minister was briefed over the progress of the solarisation project. He was told that six different solarization projects have been completed by PEDO so far at a cost of over Rs1 billion. The meeting was further informed that under these schemes, over 6,500 homes have also been solarised in different areas of the province. Similarly, in merged areas, some three hundred mosques and worship places of non-Muslims have been solarised.
Published in The Express Tribune, September 18th, 2020.