Published On: Tue, Dec 31st, 2013
Published in Category: Islamabad

Khattak conditions PESCO control with power sector assets

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ISLAMABAD: Chief Minister Khyber Pukhtunkhwa Pervaiz Khattak, Monday, conditioned acceptance of Peshawar Electric Supply Companys control with all power sector assets located in the Khyber Pukhtunkhwa.

Pervaiz Khattak wrote to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif in response to the latter’s decision to hand over PESCO to the provincial government of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa.

He presented an eleven-point detailed package on which would be premised the acceptance by the KP government of transfer of control of not just PESCO but all Power Sector Assets located in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa

In the letter which endorses Chairman Imran Khan’s statement regarding taking over of the Power Sector Assets including PESCO, Chief Minister Khattak presents an eleven-point detailed package on which would be premised the acceptance by the KP government of transfer of control of not just PESCO but all Power Sector Assets located in Khyber Pukhtunkhwa.

The eleven-point package demanded by the PTI-led coalition government seeks to redress past imbalances and inequities as well as reforming the present dilapidated and erratic system premised on an unjust and uneven system of federal investments in the power infrastructure of Khyber Pukhtunkhwa.

The Chief Minister makes the point that while his Province produces the cheapest electricity and a surplus, yet people of the Province suffer in terms of delivery and rates of electricity.

He also draws attention to the failure of the centralised power system to deliver which is why all three elements – Generation, Distribution and Transmission must be given to the Provincial government in the all-encompassing package deal.
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