Peshawar : Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Khan Hoti has stated the prevailing energy crisis is expected to last for the next few years as consumption of electricity is far more than generation.
However, he said there are bright chances of improvement in the situation after completion of hydel power projects in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and wind/Charcoal power generation projects in Sindh in the next six years.
This he said while giving a cheque to Mussarat Aasi president of Mardan Press Club at Chief Minister s House, Peshawar on Friday. Secretary Information Azmat Hanif Aurakzai and office bearers of Mardan press Club were also present on the occasion.
Referring to the loud shedding problem in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, Ameer Haider Khan said that he had suggested during the Energy Conference held in Lahore that loud shedding should be done on the basis of consumption while Punjab Governance had proposed it on the basis of equality. He was of the view that the share of provinces in power consumption must be in proportionate with generation.
He said that in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa as many as 24 hydel power projects would be completed under the 10-year hydel power generation plan initiated by the provincial government.
He hoped that the projects on completion would not only help ease the power crisis but also bring about development of the areas where these hydel projects would be launched.