PESHAWAR - The All Parties Conference sponsored by the Awami National Party-led provincial government on launching new power generation projects in the province will be held today. It is a move to take the parties within the government and opposition into confidence in connection with starting new power projects to meet the energy crisis. Formal invitations have already been dispatched to Jamaat-e-Islami, Jamiat Ulma-e-Islam-Fazl, Pakistan Peoples Party, Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf, Pakistan Peoples Party-Sherpao, Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz, Pakistan Muslim League-Quaid, Jamiat Ulema-e-Islam-Sami and Pakhtunkhwa Milli Awami Party (PkMAP). The APC is aimed at taking all the parties on board on new power projects in KP. It will take place at Chief Ministers House at 10:00 am. Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti will preside over the APC. It is not the very first APC on provincial issues, as in the near past the provincial government called almost three APCs on different issues to evolve a joint strategy in the best interest of the people of the province. To get rid of power shortage in the province, the provincial government has intended to launch new mega province in the province, as the KP has a vast potential of generating hydropower. Junaid Iqbal adds from Malakand that KP Finance Minister Engr Mohammad Hamayun Khan, in a meeting with Thana Press Club members held at the residence of PPP Tehsil Swat, Ranazi President Mohammad Sadiq, said a meeting of senior ministers including Bashir Bilour, Rahim Dad Khan, Main Iftikhar Hussain and others was held at his office. He said in the meeting it was decided that to overcome the power crisis, the provincial government should present its power generation plan in APC and get their views on it. He said it was also decided that the provincial government should sign two MoUs on water charges. He said it was also said in the meeting that the decisions taken in the APC should be discussed in the provincial cabinet on October 25. He said the government was working on holding the groundbreaking ceremony of two hydel power projects in Matiltan and Marive in December. He said he initiated an industrial estate in Pali Valley in this year ADP, as Malakand was a very backward area and there was no scope of jobs in private sector. He said 10-mw electricity would be provided to this estate from Malakand under three power projects at cheap rates to encourage industrialists to invest in the region.