Another K-P minister restores electricity to multiple feeders in Peshawar

Provincial food minister issues own load-shedding scheduler after entering Peshawar grid station


News Desk July 03, 2024

PESHAWAR:

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (K-P) Food Minister Zahir Shah Toru intervened on Tuesday to restore electricity to multiple feeders in Peshawar amid ongoing load-shedding issues.

Toru visited a grid station in Peshawar, where he met with officials from the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO).

During the visit, he facilitated the restoration of power to more than five feeders, including areas such as Mardan’s Rural-1, Bagh Aram, Eidgah, Mistriabad, Shaikh Maltoon Town, Nawe Kalay, and Ahmedabad.

"The persistent load shedding has severely affected the public, and immediate action was necessary," Toru said.

He emphasised the importance of ensuring a steady supply of electricity, except for scheduled outages.

The minister's intervention is part of the government's efforts to mitigate the impact of electricity shortages on residents.

Toru also instructed PESCO officials to adhere to load-shedding schedules and ensure reliable power delivery to affected areas.

This is not the first time a minister has stormed a grid station to restore power outages.

Last month on June 19, K-P Chief Minister Sardar Ali Amin Gandapur led a crowd to a grid station in Dera Ismail Khan where he personally restored electricity, announcing an end to any load shedding that exceeded 12 hours in the province.

The chief minister was accompanied by Dera DPO Nasir Mahmood and DSP Adnan, as he visited DI Khan to resolve the ongoing issue of prolonged load shedding, according to Express News.

The visit came amid a dispute between the federal and Khyber Pakhtunkhwa governments over electricity load shedding,

The Press Secretary for the Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa later confirmed that CM Gandapur has fixed the schedule for load shedding, stating that load shedding will not exceed 12 hours in any area from now on.

COMMENTS (1)

Ayesha Sadozai | 1 week ago | Reply Preposterous. This sort of cowboy vigilante activity is unsustainable and not a real solution to persistent electricity problems in KPK or Pakistan. The KPK government must seriously think in terms of producing cheap alternative power throughout the province asap no longer depending on the national grid or power producers . The province must become entirely self-sufficient and able to fully meet both domestic and commercial power needs for at least the next 50-60 years .
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