Saturday September 25, 2021

Loadshedding: CM directs Pesco to provide relief to consumers

PESHAWAR: Chief Minister Mahmood Khan on Monday directed the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) officials to take steps to give relief to power consumers.

According to an official handout, he was chairing a meeting to discuss the issue of power loadshedding and low voltage in certain areas of the province.

The meeting discussed steps to resolve the issues of low voltage and loadshedding of electricity. Pesco Chief Engineer Muhammad Jabbar Khan and other officials attended the meeting. The meeting was briefed about the progress made on the ongoing projects to improve power infrastructure across the province.

Speaking at the meeting, the chief minister said that three new grid stations had been completed in the provincial capital and these would soon become functional. He said all matters of Pesco related to the provincial government would be settled on a priority basis. He added the matters related to the federal government would be taken up with Prime Minister Imran Khan.

Mahmood Khan said the prime minister had promised to allocate funds for the improvement of power infrastructure in the province so that the issue of load shedding and low voltage could be resolved.

He directed the officials concerned to ensure timely completion of all ongoing developmental projects to improve electricity infrastructure in the province. Meanwhile, the chief minister directed the administrative heads of all the departments to ensure implementation of the provincial government’s decision about minimum wage set at Rs21,000 per month.

In a letter issued from the Chief Minister’s Secretariat, all the administrative secretaries of the departments were directed to implement the decision in letter and spirit. Mahmood Khan said the payment of Rs21,000 per month to the daily wagers in the government departments should be ensured.