‘WAPDA will import electricity from Tajikistan to overcome shortfall’

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HARIPUR: Federal Water and Power Minister Omer Ayub Khan said on Monday that the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) would import electricity from Tajikistan to overcome electricity shortfall in the country.

“In order to overcome the electricity shortfall, we would import electricity from Tajikistan and will also improve our production,” he said this while addressing a public gathering at a neighboring village of Haripur. “We are also working hard to stop electricity’s theft and would soon install meters in all 860,000 transformers across the country to identify electricity pilferage.”

Talking about the completion of the Khanpur Road, Omer Ayub Khan said, “I have discussed the matter with the National Highways Authority (NHA) chairman and the road from Chichian to Panyan, and Julian to Jandal, including the small bridges and railway crossing, would soon be constructed.”

The minister stated that all basic needs of life would be provided to people of Haripur while sui gas facility would be made available at every streets and villages.

While accepting the demands of the people, Omer Ayub Khan said the issue of low voltage and unscheduled load-shedding would be resolved through the provision of new feeders, construction of grid stations and new transformers.

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