ISLAMABAD: Minister for Power Omer Ayub Khan on Thursday told the National Assembly that heavy snowfall in Chitral has disturbed power transmission lines causing outages in both lower and upper district.
Responding to calling attention notice from Molana Abdul Akber Chitrali, the minister said that Chitral has the requirement of 13 to 14 megawatt but due to the winter months generation at the Golen Goal hydro power station had reduced to just five to seven megawatt.
He said the government has already released funds for laying of new lines and work had been started on it, adding construction of small hydro power projects had been launched in Chitral which would be completed soon.
Earlier, MNA Chitrali draw the attention of the minister for power towards the urgent public issue in Chitral.
He said people of Upper Chitral had been protesting against unavailability of power.–APP