PESHAWAR: Provincial General Secretary Awami National Party (ANP) Sardar Hussain Babak on Friday urged the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa (KP) government to take tangible measures for providing cheaper electricity to people.
Addressing a reception at Sarhad Chamber of Commerce, the ANP leader said it was high time for the KP government to produce cheaper hydel power from available water resources and provide to masses, who were already overburdened due to heavy daily expenses.
He said there were abundant untapped resources with capacity of 33,000 MW in the province and the government could exploit them to cater to not only the domestic requirements but could also export as well.
He said massive funds to the tune of $ 39 billion were provided for energy and power projects under the China-Pakistan Economic Corridor.
He wondered as to why the rulers were shy of producing electricity at 80 paisa per unit.
He said investment had dipped to zero level in the province and investors and traders of the province were flying their capital abroad.
He said his party would continue its legal and constitutional struggle for protection of rights of the province by establishing control over its natural resources.
He lamented that rulers were treading anti-Pakhtun’s interest policy by exploiting resources of the province for their own political purposes.
He urged the Pakhtun nation to think well before exercising their right to vote and support ANP for protection of their rights in next general elections.