K-P CM blames federal govt for power crisis in province

Khattak says load-shedding will subside if federal government starts providing K-P with its due share

Web Desk/web Desk June 23, 2015
Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak PHOTO: ONLINE

PESHAWAR: Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak held federal government and Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda)officials responsible for the on-going power crisis in the province, Express News reported on Tuesday.

"The power crisis is worsening due to the fact that the federal government is not providing sufficient electricity to us as per the agreement," Khattak said, while addressing a press conference at the chief minister's house.

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“Load-shedding will subside if the federal government starts providing K-P with its due share,” Khattak said, alleging the Wapda officials of being involved in the electricity theft.

The CM went on say that his province was generating more electricity than any other province in the country.

Speaking about the commotion during the budget session in the K-P Assembly, Khattak said the opposition should not have boycotted the session.

The chief minister also said during the press conference that directives were given to the provincial chief secretary for the formation of a judicial commission to probe rigging allegations in K-P’s recent local government polls which left nine people dead and over 30 injured.

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Earlier, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf chairman Imran Khan had said that his party was ready to hold local body elections again in K-P under the supervision of the army.

Imran’s statement came amid protests from opposition parties and allegations of rigging in the recently-held local government polls in the province.

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Adnan Siddiqi | 5 years ago | Reply @imme: Punjab has already sacrificed on natural gas due to which it is subjected to the worst gas loadshedding in winters. The fact is no more free lunches. Whoever defaults on power bills and steals electricity, won't get this utility.
imme | 5 years ago | Reply so electricity produced by dams through invested by Federal govt is only reserved for Punjab and rest provinces should generate their own electricity @jackie ..please let us know if 18 amendment also applies to Punjab or not
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