ISLAMABAD - While taking notice of promotions in National Transmission Dispatch Company (NTDC), Senate’s Standing Committee for Water and Power on Monday directed the officials concerned to ensure return of those Nadra employees who had joined Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda) on deputation basis.

The Senate body meeting held under the chairmanship of Senator Zahid Khan here in the parliament house. Besides, members, officials of water and power ministry, Water and Power Development Authority (Wapda), National Transmission Dispatch Company (NTDC) were present in the meeting. The committee while realising all the promotion in NTDC on merit has sought details. Over this, Secretary Wapda assured the Senate committee that he himself would present all relevant details on promotions to the committee soon.

During the course of meeting, the committee has also issued directions for compensating the bereaved family members of those labourers who got injured or were killed during the Jene Power Plant tragic accident.

 Secretary Wapda Sikander Ahmed Roy while briefing the committee about various energy projects has said that Usaid had issued $31 million for Kurram Tangi Dam and that the work on the dam will be completed by March 2014.

Chairman of the Standing Committee Senator Zahid Khan has called its meeting on March 22.