TIMERGARA: The Lower Dir local government representatives and residents on Thursday demanded of the district administration and high ups of Pesco to take notice of the excessive power outage and closure of water supply schemes in the district.
The demand was made during an open court held at the district council hall with deputy commissioner Atta ur Rehman in the chair. The administration arranged the event on the directives of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa chief secretary. The heads of government departments including assistant commissioner Ashfaq Ahmad, DEO Hafiz Muhammad Ibrahim, DHO Dr Shaukat Ali, TMO Attaullah Khan, district accounts officer Iqbal Ahmad, SDO communication and works Wazir Khan were also present on the occasion.
They said that several water supply schemes in the district had been dysfunctional due to power outage and low voltage forcing people to fetch water from distant places or carry it in tankers.
The participants majority of whom were local government representatives complained about excessive power outage, shortage of clean drinking water, irregularities in the distribution of sehat Insaf cards, unnecessary speed breakers on the roads, traffic jam, grabbing of state lands in the district, presence of illegal vehicles’ stands, roadside encroachments and over billing. They demanded of the Lower Dir deputy commissioner to initiate appropriate steps for resolution of those problems.
Speaking on the occasion the deputy commissioner said the administration had planned to hold such open courts in all areas in order to identify people’s problems and to resolve them. He said he had realized the problems and would try his best to solve them soon. He also issued directives to the concerned heads of departments to submit their detail report to his office within 15 days.