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PTI Completed Only One Power Project During Six Year-Rule In KP

PESHAWAR:

The PTI government in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa has completed only one out of 10 power projects in the last six years. In this time period, 11 energy and power secretaries were changed, none of the secretaries had completed his tenure, the provincial assembly was told on Monday.

The official reply said only one project of the solarisation of the CM’s Secretariat had been completed at the cost of Rs109 million producing 376KW electricity.

During the session in KPK assembly, the government informed the house that those projects would cost around Rs82 billion with the hydel and solar ones generating 307.8 megawatts and 876 kilowatts respectively.

Replying to the query of JUI-F MPA Naeema Kishwar Khan, information minister Shaukat Ali Yousafzai said work on five other hydel power generation projects would be completed very soon. He, however, didn’t set any specific time-frame for the completion of those projects.

MMA member Inayatullah Khan said the frequent posting and transfer of administrative secretaries badly affected performance of the department, to which Special assistant to the CM on local government Kamran Bangash said transfer and posting of secretaries and other officials was the government’s prerogative and it had nothing to do with governance.

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