MULTAN-State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali disclosed on Tuesday the support of members of assemblies would be sought to recover dues from dead defaulters.

Addressing a joint meeting of MNAs from South Punjab and officers of Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO) here at company’s headquarters, he directed the Mepco officials to stay in touch with the parliamentarians and keep them aware of the issues being faced by them. He directed the Mepco administration to accomplish all projects launched with MNA/MPA grants and keep the concerned member of the assembly informed on the work progress. He said that projects worth billions to upgrade transmission and distribution infrastructure are underway and voltage condition would improve considerably, once the projects are completed. He said that work on low tension schemes and up-gradation of transformers was underway in 13 districts of South Punjab with the MNA fund. He warned the Mepco officials that delay in completion of projects would not be tolerated, asking them to take emergency steps for accomplishing projects before summers.

The MNAs from Multan, Khanewal, Rahim Yar Khan and Sahiwal pointed out on this occasion that the work on their schemes was underway but the pace was very slow. They lamented that the Mepco officers did not inform them about the schemes as a result of which they could not tell the residents of their constituencies about the development.

MNA Abdul Ghaffar Dogar demanded shifting of Makhdoom Rasheed sub division to Makhdoom Rasheed and establishment of new sub divisions in Jahanian, Kabirwala and Khanewal. MNA Hafiz Abdul Karim demanded operation against power pilferers in DG Khan besides making complaint regarding prolonged power outages at Sakhi Sarwar high loss feeder.

Mepco CEO Engr Masood Salahuddin and other officers were also present on the occasion.