‘Power restored in flood-hit K-P’

Joint Secretary of Ministry of Power, Alamzaib had been deployed to oversee and monitor restoration

Our Correspondent September 02, 2022
Major impact on the fuel cost adjustment for June 2022 came from the increase in prices of furnace oil and power purchased from CPPA-G. Photo: file


Federal Minister for Power, Khurram Dastagir Khan here Thursday said that electricity had been restored in almost all flood hit areas of Khyber-Pakthunkhwa (K-P).

The minister expressed these views during a press conference after presiding over a high-level meeting regarding flood damages to electricity infrastructure including grid stations, feeders, transmission lines and poles besides rehabilitation and reconstruction operations of the Peshawar Electricity Supply Company (PESCO) and Tribal Electricity Supply Company (TESCO) in the flood-hit areas of K-P at PESCO headquarters here.

He said that except some flood hit areas of Swat and Bajaur, electricity had been restored in all districts for which PESCO and TESCO authorities and field staff deserved appreciation.

He directed PESCO and TESCO authorities to restore electricity in remaining areas of upper Swat and Bajaur at the earliest.

The minister said that Joint Secretary of Ministry of Power, Alamzaib had been deployed to oversee and monitor restoration and reconstruction work and would report on daily basis to the ministry about it.

Out of nine closed grid stations, he said, electricity on six grid stations had been restored. Similarly, out of 126 affected feeders, 121 feeders had been restored, adding basic electricity infrastructure including feeders and grid stations were functional in K-P despite devastating floods in Rivers Kabul and Swat.

The federal minister who dashed to Peshawar to oversee flood damages on the directives of Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif said that destroyed electricity poles and transmission lines would be reconstructed on a priority basis.

Published in The Express Tribune, September 2nd, 2022.


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