ISLAMABAD

In a bid to diffuse any expected political turmoil, which may develop due to PTI’s protest call on Independence Day, State Minister for Water and Power Abid Sher Ali will visit Nandipur project on Wednesday and will brief media about allegations levelled against the project by the Khan’s party.

In his visit, Punjab Law Minister Rana Mashood will accompany him along with Punjab Information Secretary.

According to sources, Ali will hold a press briefing and will reply allegations of PTI. Cricketer turned politician’s party has announced a mass protest on Independence Day.  Known as party protests among public, this is not the first time PTI has called for protest but this is the first time that timing of the call is discussed widely by the opponents, country’s Intelegencia. PTI, in a recent statement, criticised PML-N government for long hours of blackouts and termed it failure of government which had promised to solve energy crisis in their election campaign.

Terming Nandi Pur Power project a fraud, PTI has demanded full disclosure of the corruption and financial losses in the project. It is worth mentioning that PTI has not given any road map or proposed solution to end prevailing energy crisis of the country.

PTI, however, gave a presentation to media regarding smart management of power, in recent past, but it was largely rejected as it was too generalized and was alleged that it was copy pasted from text books, with no relevance to the on ground realities of the country.

Nandipur is a 425MW Thermal Power Plant, whose first phase was inaugurated recently by PM Nawaz Sharif. The project is carried out by a Chinese company which was blacklisted in Pakistan Railway deal.