PESCO urges KP govt to ensure protection of staff, installations
PESHAWAR—The Pesco management here Thursday requested the PTI led provincial government and all other concerned departments to take cogent measures for safety and protection of its staff and installations in the wake of recent protest demonstration against loadshedding in the province. “Owing to severe heat wave and an excessive use of electricity in Ramazan, load has been increased too much and PESCO management has appealed consumers to avoid an ex- cessive use of electricity and minimize its use in public interest,” the PESCO said in a statement Thursday.
“The illegal use of electricity through direct-hooks is causing loadshedding problem and are making hindrance in smooth power supply, therefore, all illegal connections must be immediately removed to ensure uninterrupted power supply during Ramadan,” it said. “The blockage of roads and attack on Pesco installations is not solution of problem of load shedding rather removal of direct hooks and payment of electricity bills is the only way to address this issue.”
The people of Badbher, Bara Road, Landi Arbab, Kohat Road, Shabqadar and Charsadda have protested against load shedding despite 70% to 99% line losses in these areas and demanded change of loadshedding schedule. The Pesco Chief has approved implementation of old routine load shedding schedule in high losses areas.—APP