Two high officials suspended over closure of power plant
PESHAWAR: Chief Executive Officer Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organisation Wednesday ordered suspension of two high officials of 17 MW Ranoliya Power Plant over closure of the plant and ordered inquiry against them.
A press release issued here said that Project Manager Ranoliya Power Plant in Kohistan Engineer Syed Nabi and Resident Engineer Saqib Mushtaq were involved in dereliction of operational duty which caused closure of 17 MW Ranoliya power plant and suspension of electricity to the area.
CEO Naeem Khan has ordered Senior Officer Chief Engineer Mohammad Irfan to conduct an inquiry against the two officials and submit report within 15 days.
In the wake of coronavirus pandemic, the federal and provincial governments imposed emergency in the country and ordered that all the power plants to remain operational to ensure uninterrupted power supply to consumers.
On April 2, Ranoliya power plant broke down but the two officials showed lethargy in operational activities due to which power supply from the plant remained suspended to consumers.
PEDO CEO directed all field staff to keep all power plants across the province operational as per the directives of federal and provincial governments and warned strict legal action in case of showing lethargy in discharge of duty, the press release concluded. - APP