Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif has directed to take immediate measures to reduce load-shedding in Chitral.
Chairing a high-level meeting in Islamabad on Friday regarding resolution of problems pertaining to power and infrastructure in Chitral, he said the people of this area cannot be kept under darkness anymore. He said any delay in resolution of Chitral's power problems will not be tolerated.
The Prime Minister has also sought a detailed report in this regard from the Minister and the Secretary Power Division.
Shehbaz Sharif instructed to immediately replace the obsolete transmission system of electricity in Chitral with a modern one. He directed the Power Division to immediately evolve a strategy in consultation with Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization.
The Prime Minister said provision of jobs to local people on priority basis should be ensured in development projects and government organizations in Chitral. He said infrastructure problems of the area should be resolved at the earliest.
The Prime Minister also sought a report on the assistance provided to the flood victims. He said development of backward areas and providing equal development opportunities to the people of such regions is top priority of the government.
During the meeting, the Prime Minister was informed about load-shedding and infrastructure problems in Chitral. The participants of the meeting also thanked Shehbaz Sharif for his personal interest in helping and rehabilitating the victims of Chitral during the flood.
The Prime Minister issued instructions to the concerned authorities to take immediate steps for resolution of all the problems of Chitral.
Source: Radio Pakistan