PESHAWAR - Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak will take up with Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif the issue of net hydel profit and increase in power tariff soon after Eid-ul-Azha.

A delegation to be headed by Chief Minister Pervez Khattak will comprise provincial ministers and bureaucrats will meet Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif and Federal Minister for Water and Power (Wapda) Khawja Asif to address the reservation of the KPK government regarding the electricity as well as net hydel outstanding. This important meeting will take place soon after Eid-ul-Azha.

Advisor to Chief Minister on Media Sheraz Paracha said this while talking to reporters here on Monday. He said that the federal government had totally failed to pay net hydel profits to the KPK.

He said that not only the provincial government but the KPK people have raised reservations over hike in power prices in KPK, a province that has been producing more electricity than other provinces.

He said that KPK government had allocated Rs40 to recruit volunteers to ensure protection of the anti-polio teams so they could perfume their duties in a better way.

He said the funds would be utilised to pay salaries and other incentives to volunteers. The polio workers would also create awareness among the people against dengue fever and its prevention. He said that we must get rid of the viral virus, otherwise foreign countries may impose ban on the entry of our citizens to their countries.

He said the government was seriously considering increase in the honorarium of the anti-polio workers and a strategy was being worked out to prevent acts of subversion against the polio workers and officials.

Answering a quarry, Sheraz Paracha said that All Parties Conference has given mandate to the federal government to initiate the peace process with Taliban and the federal government should be asked about the negotiation strategy with TTP.

He said the provincial government would welcome any individual or group comes forward to play a role for restoration of peace.

He said providing relief to the masses was priority of the provincial government. He said that PTI government was working hard to facilitate people of the province and ensure good governance.