Abdullah MADNI

TIMERGARA - The Chief Executive Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO), Anwar-ul-Haq said that the company was facing Rs 2 billion loses per month due to ‘hook’ system in parts of the province. 

He said there would be no load shedding on the feeder with over 70 per cent recovery. He was addressing a public gathering at Saddo Timergara grid station after inaugurating the Jandol feeder which would be completed at a cost of Rs 700 million.

The Jamaat-i-Islami MNA Sahibzada Yaqub Khan, MPA Ziaz ul Mulk Afkari, area elders and local government representatives were present on the occasion.

The PESCO chief said the installation of Jandol feeder would help decrease grievances of local people. He said the people of Dir had a clear record and he wished there should have been no load shedding and over billing, as the consumers paid their bills regularly and do not steal electricity.

He said the company had directed the grid staff not to make load shedding in the areas where there was over 70 per cent recovery.

He announced that the company would provide Lower Dir and Upper Dir each with 20/20 heavy power transformers in order to resolve the problem of forced load shedding and low voltage.