The Pesco management expressed concern over Chief Minister Pervez Khattak’s statement at the K-P Assembly regarding the utility company.
The CM’s statement was discouraging Pesco employees from going their jobs well, read a statement issued on Thursday.
“There is not enough energy in the country to meet the demand and the head of Pesco can do nothing about that.”
The handout added, Pesco faced with more than one hurdles in providing electricity as armed people had occupied the 132-kilovolt Dalazak and Rahman Baba grid stations since a week. This posed a threat to the sensitive installations and would result in power failures to a number of areas, read the statement.
Pesco said it would not be able to carry out measures without the help of the provincial government. “The agony caused by the power crises is real but it is faced by the entire country and threats of burning offices will not help us come out of this national crisis.”
Contradicting the CM’s statement, the handout added it was not true that K-P got 500 megawatts less than its share.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 26th, 2015.