LAHORE The Pakistan Water and Power Action Committee has criticised the governments decision to get 1,000MW electricity from Tajikistan. Tajik President is likely to sign an MoU regarding the purchase of power. The committee members, addressing a press conference here on Tuesday, alleged that the project was nothing but a money-making deal. They also accused a top government official of his involvement in the deal. According to the details, the electricity would produce at Wakishe Dam, at a river at the Tajik-Afgah border. The electricity will reach to Pakistan through Afghanistan. Out of total 782km of the transmission lines, 572km would pass the problematic Afghanistan, Convener Ayoub Mayo said. He said project would be completed in eight year and the agreement would be signed for 50 year electricity supply while the line losses will bear Pakistan, he added. The convener of the committee said the federal government proposed agreement is not suitable for the poor people of Pakistan as acquiring costly electricity from problematic area is mere a dream. The government instead of indulging such agreement should develop long delayed hydel power projects in the country. If the government has not utilised the countrys hydel resources for cheap electricity production, a mass movement would be started against it, he threatened. He was of the view that the country instead of importing electricity has a potential to export 25000MW to Central Asia. Pakistan has capacity to produce 40000MW hydel generation while the installed capacity was 23600MW, he added. Meanwhile, Pakistan WAPDA Employees Pagham Union on Tuesday staged a protest demonstration following a rally from LESCO office to WAPDA House. The participants demanded time scale promotion, up-gradation of their scales special allowance and other facilities. The union leaders said that since the establishment of provincial IRA, giving status of CBA to Hydro Union was illegal. They said the management decision would create further dissatisfaction among the thousands of WAPDA employees affiliated with Pagham Union. They said the inflation was rising day by day coupled with unemployment and other crises and in this situation they were unable to manage their home budget at current salaries. They staged sit in at front of WAPDA house and chanted slogans against the management and government.