KAMALIA- The government is going all out to quell the years-long electricity crisis which is the biggest national problem after terrorism, said Asadur Rahman, the chairman of National Assembly Standing Committee on Privileges.

“The country cannot make progress unless we see growth in business and industry. To achieve development goals, there must be peace, and progress in agriculture and industries. For this, we need continuous supply of electricity and gas. The government on one hand controlled terrorism by launching Zarb-e-Azb and on the other hand, it signed a contract for LNG import from Qatar to control the crisis of electricity and gas,” he said while addressing the opening ceremony of Kamalia Electric Power Grid Station completed with over Rs1billion. Moreover, he added, agreements has been signed with several countries including Iran for the purpose. In a few years, the crisis of electricity and gas will be eliminated, he said.

He added that the government is facing major problems in generation, transmission and supply of electricity and is working fast on these fronts. To a question, he said that over Rs1billion had been spent in his constituency which will help supply uninterrupted electricity to the people.  On the occasion, Fesco Kamalia Division XEN Afzal said that many problems of electricity supply had been solved. Kamalia is being provided with supply of electricity from Fesco as well as Mepco. Line losses have been decreased and now Kamalia is on top of the list regarding dealing with line losses, he claimed.  He said that a new control room has been constructed covering 66-KVA, development work of 756.66 million has been carried out. Kamalia Grid Station has been upgraded to 132-KVA, overloading has been controlled by installation of new transformers at 40 stations that include Pirmahal City and Rural, Kamalia and 8 new feeders of other areas, he said. –Staff Reporter