ISLAMABAD: State Minister for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali Thursday said the government has allocated hefty amount to overcome the loadsheding and tripping problem in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KPK) and other areas.
He said that the overloaded system of electricity would be addressed till end of this year as the government was taking concrete steps in this regard.
He was responding to a calling attention notice of Sher Akbar Khan, Sahibzada Tariq Ullah, Junaid Akbar and others in National Assembly regarding forced load-shedding by the PESCO in the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa for the last many years resulting in daily loss of millions of rupees to the WAPDA, causing grave concern amongst the public.
The minister said the 80 percent overloading issues of KPK would be resolved by December 2016.
He informed that the work on 132 KV Sheikh Muhammadi-Hayatabad Express Transmission Line was underway which would be completed soon, adding, the site was also allocated for 132 KV Batkhela Grid station and the work on the project would be started shortly.
He said the government has also acquired the land for Chakdara grid station to reduce load from overloaded Mardan Grid station which would be completed till end of this year.
Abid said the single circuit lines were being replaced with double circuit in Chakdara.
He said WAPDA was providing electricity to the Distribution Companies (DISCOs) as per their demand however it was upto the DISCOs management to look into the issues of system and electricity pilferage.