LAKKI MARWAT - MNA Humayun Saifullah Khan has inspected the ongoing work on the project of Ghaznikhel-I Feeder near Ghaznikhel town on Monday.

The work on the project was restarted after a break of several months when the authorities concerned released wire and other equipment for it on the request of Saifullah brothers.

Saifullah along with Pesco officials and area elders inspected installation of wire and wooden blocks on electricity polls of eight-kilometer long transmission line. He said that the project would be completed at a cost of Rs 9.5 million and it would help improve power supply system in rural localities.

He said that more electricity feeders would be installed from 132KV Tajazai grid station because an additional high-powered transformer had been successfully installed in it.

The lawmaker said that Saifullah brothers had prioritised power sector and established three 132KV grid stations in Tajazai, Naurang and Darra Pezu towns during the last five years. He said that the new power feeders would help resolve loadshedding and low voltage problems in rural localities of the district.

MPs targeted for ignoring local development

A local welfare committee has criticized the elected representatives of provincial and national assemblies for allegedly ignoring union councils Abdulkhel and Masha Mansoor in the uplift schemes and failure to resolve the problems of villagers.

At a meeting held here under the chair of committee’s president Haji Mashal Khan, the office bearers and local elders alleged that the lawmakers did not pay heed to address the problems of area people and bring development to the rural union councils. “The residents of both union councils are facing numerous problems and they lacked basic basic amenities,” they said.

They said that lacking of drinking water, health and education and sanitation facilities had added to the miseries of local population. They alleged that non-locals were recruited on Kuttikhel water supply schemes while Abdulkhel water supply scheme had no external power supply since long.

“Similarly, the residents of Wanda Banochi have to fetch water for drinking and other domestic needs from far flung localities,” they maintained, demanding installation/sinking of a tube well in the village to meet the drinking water needs of villagers.

They also demanded due share for the poor and deserving villagers in zakat and BISP funds. They said that the government should approve a comprehensive uplift package for both neglected union councils and provide the youths with job opportunities.

They called upon the government to strengthen welfare and civic bodies in rural localities and ensure community participation in the process of utilization of developmental funds.