PESCO urges KP govt to en­sure pro­tec­tion of staff, in­stal­la­tions

Pakistan Observer - - NATIONAL -

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

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