KP to run 36MW Daral Khwar powerhouse through public sector: PEDO

PESHAWAR: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government for the first time has decided not to hand over the contract of 36 megawatt Daral Khwar powerhouse in Swat, constructed with provincial resources, to a local contractor but rather to run and look after its affair through public sector. 

This was decided in 46th Board of Directors meeting of Provincial Energy Development Organization (PEDO), said a press release issued on Sunday. The meeting was presided over by Chairman Nisar Muhammad and attended by board members including Secretary Energy, Muhmmad Zubair Khan, Additional Secretary Finance, Akhtar Saeed Turk, Deputy Secretary Home, Nasrullah, Chief Executive PEDO, Engineer Naeem, President Sarhad Chamber of Commerce, Maqsood Anwar Pervez, Abdus Sidiq, Dr Hassan Nasir, Arbab Khudadad and Secretary Board of Director Finance and Admin PEDO Dr Shahid Karim.

The move would not only save provincial expenditures to a great extent but will also provide a team of expert officials on the pattern of Wapda to run local hydro and other power plants in the province. – APP