TARBELA GHAZI  - Chairman Board of Directors (BOD) of PESCO has approved to divide Hazara division in two circles.

This initiative was due to hectic efforts of Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javaid Abbasi.

One circle will comprised of district Haripur and district Abbottabad named Abbottabad circle whereas in other Mansehra circle, district Batgram, Mansehra, Upper Kohistan, Lower Kohistan, district Tor Ghar and areas of Basham and Azad Kashmir would be included.

It was learnt that due to establishment of a new circle 4000 additional vacancies will be generated, supply of electricity and meter reading service will also be better beside solution of other electricity related issues.

According to the details, it was an old demand of the residents of Hazara division to divide the PESCO Hazara in two circles.

Hazara circle PESCO was spread over seven districts of Hazara division and people of the area were facing multiple difficulties relating to electricity supply due to the huge area.

Office bearers of Wapda Hydro Electric Labour Union Hazara Division along with residents of Hazara division sent a number of letters to the all members of parliaments and ministers hailing from Hazara division, Wapda, Deputy Speakers National Assembly and Governor KPK mentioning their two major demands regarding electricity, one establishment of a separate grid station for them in Hazara division and the other was division of PESCO Hazara in two circles.

Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javaid Abbasi who hails from Hazara division became active and termed both demands of the residents of Hazara division genuine. He allocated Rs 20 million in August 2015 to materialise their first demand i.e. establishment of new grid station for Hazara at Mansehra, where a large piece of land owned by Wapda was already lying unutilised.

Now their second demand is also going to be fulfilled when Deputy Speaker National Assembly Murtaza Javaid Abbasi will provide the cost of PESCO division from his owned fund, which was estimated some Rs1 billion.