We want a schedule for load-shedding, says CM Pervaiz Khattak

The chief minister is due to protest against load-shedding in the region starting tomorrow.


Web Desk July 15, 2013
CM of K-P Pervaiz Khattak can be seen with PTI chairman Imran Khan. PHOTO: REUTERS/FILE

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak asked for a full schedule for load-shedding hours from the federal government during a press conference, reported Express News on Monday.

Pervaiz Khattak will be leading protests against load-shedding in K-P.  In a late night development, the K-P government decided to defer its protest campaign against power outages till Tuesday.

“If we don’t get our rights, we will protest”, said Khattak.

He proceeded to express disappointment in announcements made by PM Nawaz Sharif regarding a promise of no load-shedding during sehri and iftar time, though that has not been the case in the province.

Senior minister Siraj ul Haq who was also present at the press conference said, “We have water and we have the required flow to produce cheap electricity locally. We ask the government to make dams on Chitral River, Swat River and rivers in Kohistan instead of building the Kala Bagh Dam. We can produce 25 megawatts of electricity.”

“Why is the government focused on projects that have not materialized in over ten years?” he asked.

Pervaiz Khattak on Saturday censured the federal government over unscheduled power outages during Ramazan and demanded the Federal Ministry for Water and Power to provide K-P its full share of electricity.

During a press conference in Peshawar on Sunday, PTI MNAs said that PTI is with its people and will support them on the streets.

COMMENTS (31)

jamal | 8 years ago | Reply

@abdullah: only for you hahahahah

Peace Lover | 8 years ago | Reply

@S: "If anything an assigned schedule of load shedding must be implemented" Fine, but this is a different matter than the question of equitable distribution of electric power. KP should not press too much as this is going to snowball and all provinces will think of monopolizing their resources. Let KP avoid setting a bad example. Lack of sufficient power is a national emergency, no one should think of it in parochial terms.

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