KPK govt should come forward and take over control of PESCO: Khawaja Asif

Eurasia News

ISLAMABAD: The federal minister for water and power Khawaja Muhammad Asif has welcomed Pakistan Tehreek-e-Insaf (PTI) Chairman Imran Khan’s suggestion that if given control of the Peshawar Electricity Supply Company (PESCO)‚ he can end electricity pilferage in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.

In a statement in Islamabad‚ the minister said that the PTI-led provincial government should come forward and take over control of PESCO from the ministry of water & power.

In his address to a rally in Lahore on Sunday against the price-hike and policies of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government, the PTI Chairman Imran Khan had asked the government to transfer the control of electricity to Khyber Pakhtunkhwa and his party would bring power theft to an end.

Imran Khan had criticized the PML-N government for its wrong decisions which added to the woes of the people and said that “rather than providing costly electricity to the people, the government should end its relationship with the tax-evading mafia and take strong action against it. By selling costly electricity to the nation, the government collected Rs150 billion.”