PESHAWAR - In order to press the federal government to end the unscheduled excessive loadshedding in Khyber Pakhtunkwa, Chief Minister Pervez Khatak will lead a protest demonstration near the WAPDA House today (Wednesday).
The chief minister will ask the federal government to end unscheduled power outages during Ramazan and will demand the Ministry of Water and Power to provide due share to Khyber Pakhtunkkhwa in energy sector.
The CM will lead a protest rally to be started from the Chief Minister House and would culminate at the WAPDA House Peshawar where the PTI leaders and lawmakers would address the gathering.
As electricity crisis is deepening in the country, Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) Pervez Khattak has also written an open letter to Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, demanding complete control of electricity producing units of KP.
In the letter, the KP CM also demanded of the prime minister for payment of pending dues and distribution of assets to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa. He made eleven demands in his letter.
He appealed for provision of 2,000MW of electricity to KP instead of previously offered 1,300MW. He also asked for payment of dues amounting to Rs134 billion. In the letter, the KP CM sought permission for usage of natural gas for production of 500MW of electricity. He requested the payment of net profit of Rs6 billion on generation of electricity. He also demanded the return of Frontier Corps (FCs) appointed in other provinces. In his letter, he said that KP is greatly affected from terrorist attacks, therefore, it should be declared as a disaster-affected area.
He also appealed for assistance of more than one million who migrated from North Waziristan Agency to Bannu and Peshawar in the wake of military operation.