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July 15, 2013

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‘Unscheduled loadshedding due to power shortages’

‘Unscheduled loadshedding due to power shortages’
PESHAWAR: Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) chief executive officer Brig (R) Tariq Saddozai has said the unscheduled loadshedding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa was due to the shortage of electricity generation and overloading of grid-stations, transmission lines and distribution network.
Brig (R) Saddozai argued that the destruction of the 500 kv Sheikh Mohammadi grid-station in an attack by the militants had its own effect on the on the power distribution system. The Pesco chief executive officer said he was in contact with the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak and Speaker of the provincial assembly Asad Qaiser on a daily basis and the situation had been explained to them. He said he had also briefed the parliamentary leaders of the political parties and the lawmakers about the issue.
“Rehabilitation of the infrastructure needs investments and two to three years’ time. There is need for new grid-stations and feeders and transmission lines. The provincial and the federal government would have to cooperate to solve the problems.”
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