PESHAWAR: Workers of Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) during their protest against unjust load-shedding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) entered into the WAPDA House earlier today, whereas the WAPDA Chief has said that shedding hours cannot be reduced before 30th January – ARY News reports.
According to details, PTI workers staged a protest demonstration here on Monday against unjust power load management across the province. They were carrying banners and placards and chanted loud slogans against WAPDA and the Federation.
The protestors entered into WAPDA House, where a 6 member committee of protestors talked to WAPDA officials, where they were briefed that the electricity demand of the province is 2200 MWs and it is being provided 1400 MWs.
WAPDA officials told that load management has to be done due to lack of 800 MWs.
Meanwhile, Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) chief Brigadier (R) Tariq Sadozai further elaborated that load-shedding hours cannot be reduced up till January 30. He added that some 18-20 hours in rural areas, while 8-12 hours of load management in urban regions will be done.
The PESCO chief told that a line distribution system worth of 6 billion rupees has been approved, which will aid in reducing the power shortfall to a considerable extent.
Moreover, the committee presented its 4-point demand to the PESCO officials which mentioned the elimination of unannounced load-shedding, strict action against corrupt WAPDA officials, controlling the voltage and over-billing.