PESHAWAR -Qaumi Watan Party (QWP) Chairman Aftab Ahmad Khan Sherpao has said that why should people of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa face hours long loadshedding when its province has the capacity to produce over 5,500 megawatts electricity.

Speaking at a news conference at the Peshawar Press Club here, he said that lack of interest and proper planning had led Pakistan to face severe loadshedding. He said that the menace of power outage had badly affected each and every sector of life. He said that KPK was producing over 5,500 megawatts electricity, so it was injustice with its people to bear hours long power breakdown, adding that the upcoming government must pay attention to get this problem resolved forever.

On this occasion, Kifayat Ali Advocate announced to join the QWP. Aftab Sherpao said that the people of this province had rejected the previous ruling parties in May 11 polls because of their failure to maintain law and order situation and huge corruption during their last five years in rule. He said the masses voted PTI, QWP and JI in elections, giving an opportunity to them for resolution of the smouldering issues being faced by the province.

He said that his party joined the PTI government in KPK to restore peace, end corruption and loadshedding as well as provide jobs to youth. He said that they had no differences with federal government and would assist the centre if it needed as all the three ruling parties in KPK wanted to minimise miseries of the people.

He alleged that in ANP government some districts were totally ignored, however, the PTI-led government would not repeat the mistake again and would ensure uniformity in distribution of developmental funds and projects in the province.

He hoped that Prime Minister in-waiting Mian Nawaz Sharif would also give much attention to the KPK aimed to resolve people's problems. He said that his party was in favour of talks with Taliban.