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PESCO chief assures reduction in load-shedding in KP 

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PESCO chief assures reduction in load-shedding in KP 

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PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ali Amin Gandapur held a meeting with the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) chief to discuss electricity crises issues in the province. 

During the meeting, the PESCO chief assured to reduce load shedding in the province.

Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur and the PESCO chief also agreed to issue a new load-shedding schedule in the province.

According to the new schedule, there will be 18 hours of load shedding in the areas that used to have 22 hours of load shedding, and 14 hours of load shedding in the areas that used to have 18 hours of load shedding.

Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur said that to implement the new schedule, the PESCO authorities should decide the procedure with the Chief Secretary today. He said “If there is load shedding even one minute more than the schedule in any grid, a case should be registered against the concerned operator” he added.

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Ali Amin Gandapur said that he is ready to talk with the federal government to solve the problems related to electricity and added that the talk cannot happen until the people get immediate relief from load shedding.

The Chief Minister said that the provincial government wants to give relief to the people by deducting their arrears, and the federal government and PESCO are responsible for the line losses in the province.

Ali Amin Gandapur said that the energy affairs minister has been invited to the CM House the day after tomorrow. 

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It should be noted that the previous Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur in his video statement had threatened till today that if the load-shedding is not reduced, he will create the load-shedding schedule by seizing the Peshawar Electric Supply Company.

 

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