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CM urges for electrifying 1,179 villages

KARACHI: Sindh Chief Minister (CM) Syed Murad Ali Shah has stated that the provincial authorities had given Rs5.86 billion to a few energy firms, Hesco, Sepco and Okay-E for offering electrical energy to 3153 villages, out of which 1,974 villages have been electrified in opposition to Rs3.66 billion and 1,179 villages are but to be supplied with the power for which Sindh authorities’s funds of Rs1.89 billion are mendacity with the stated energy firms.

The orders have been issued whereas the CM was presiding over a gathering on village electrification. The assembly was attended by Vitality Minister Imtiaz Shaikh, Principal Secretary to CM Sajid Jamal Abdo, Secretary Vitality Musadiq Khan, Particular Secretary Finance Asif Jahangir, Member improvement P&D Fatah Tunio and different involved officers.

Whereas briefing the chief minister, Vitality Minister Imtiaz Shaikh stated that the provincial authorities has paid Rs3,124 million to Heco for electrification of 1,600 villages and this quantity has been paid between 2012-13 to 2017-18. He added that the Hesco has electrified 870 villages for Rs1.84 billion and 730 villages have been but to be electrified and their quantity of Rs1.35 billion was mendacity with Hesco.

In response, the Sindh CM directed Shaikh to speak to the involved authorities of the HESCO, Sepco and Okay-E in order that the remaining villages, for which the federal government has already deposited funds, may very well be supplied electrical energy.

Shaikh additionally instructed the chief minister that Rs2.34 billion have been paid to Sepco for the electrification of 1,508 villages throughout final 5 years, in opposition to which they electrified 1,062 villages for Rs1.49 billion and have but to impress 446 villages and their funds of Rs512.42 million of Sindh authorities have been mendacity with them.

Equally, The Okay-Electrical has been given Rs400 million to impress 45 villages for Rs318.646 million they usually have electrified 42 villages and work on three villages was in progress.

The chief minister stated that he has the plan to impress varied villages of District Malir and West for which he directed vitality division to organize a plan for the schemes and the required funds of that work may very well be assigned.

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