No immediate hike in price of electricity: Dastgir


Water and Power Minister Khurram Dastgir has said that there is no immediate increase in the price of electricity, nor is any increase in the basic price of electricity under consideration.

He said this at a function organized at Peshawar Governor House regarding the inclusion of private power system in Upper Chitral in Pesco.

Nahu said that legal matters have to be settled and dues of 3 billion have to be paid to take Pedo to the National Grid, Prime Minister Shahbaz Sharif has directed to resolve the issues together with the Governor of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In the event, Governor Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Ghulam Ali was also briefed by WAPDA officials and told that the requirement of 475,600 population in Upper Chitral is 9 megawatts, the pedo system established in Upper Chitral is providing 6 megawatts of electricity, 1.163 million rupees pedo distribution. required to shift to PESCO, funds are needed to meet the immediate power shortage in Upper Chitral.