Residents of Koh demands restoration of electric supply
CHITRAL: The residents of Koh union council have demanded of
the government to restore electric supply to the area which had
been disconnected in July last when the Reshun hydro power station
was swept by the flash floods.
Addressing a public meeting at Koghuzi village, the village elders
Sharif Hussain, Abdul Qayum Shah, Maulana Rahmatullah, Khurshid
Hussain Mughal advocate and others expressed their dismay over the
failure of the government to restore electricity to their union
They criticized the WAPDA high-ups for appointing non-locals
against the posts of non-technical posts of lower grades in the
under construction Golen Gole Hydropower Project where hundreds of
people were affected in one way or the other and many of them were
The criticized WAPDA for passing the high tension cables of the
transmission line of Golen Gole project over the thickly populated
Koghuzi village including a government-run girls high school which
exposed them to perennial danger of their lives while the alignment
can be diverted to nearby barren lands.
The Koh residents complained that no compensation was being paid to
them for the lands acquired for erection of the tower poles which
was a sheer injitustice with them.
CHITRAL: The MPA from Chitral and parliamentary secretary
for tourism in the provincial assembly, Bibi Fozia paid a surprise
visit to the district headquarters hospital to apprise herself of
the treatment facilities being imparted there in line with the
priorities set by the government in the sector.
She inspected different wards and talked to patients and their
attendants and also inspected the diagnostic facilities, drug store
and different portions of the hospital and directed the hospital
management to improve the cleanliness condition.
Talking to the gathering of people inside the hospital, she said
that no laxity and corruption will be tolerated in the health
sector as the incumbent government had committed to provide the
people with ideal facilities of health and had made a large
allocation to materialize it.
She said that all the vacant posts of district specialists will be
filled in the hospital and different diagnostic facilities hither
unavailable, were being made offered so that no patient is referred
to the tertiary hospital outside the district for advanced