Residents of the Darmalak area in Lachi Tehsil staged a demonstration against the Peshawar Electric Supply Company (PESCO) on Wednesday for subjecting them to long hours of power outages. Local body councilors Ashiq Nawaz and Noor Rehman said the frequent breakdowns in the Chamba Gul feeder were responsible for the power outages.
They said outages had caused water shortages in Ghurzandi, Alikuch, Amratu, Walai, and proper Darmalak. They said several meetings were held with the Pesco officials to end load-shedding but to no avail.
Loadshedding is being carried out in areas where people have not paid their electricity bills, according to the Pesco sub-divisional officer for Lachi. Ashraf Khan said that around Rs 6.5 million was owed by 2,500 consumers in the area and that many of them were also involved in power theft.
Mohammad Vaqar, the director of the National Accountability Bureau in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, said on Wednesday that Pakistan cannot be made a corruption-free state unless public officeholders ensure self-accountability.
The seminar, titled “Say No to Corruption,” was also addressed by deputy commissioner Furqan Ashraf, district police officer Shafiullah Khan Gandapur, district Khateeb Shafiullah and an expert on social sciences from Kohat University of Science and Technology, Naseer Khan.
All of the speakers pledged to fight against corrupt mafias and criminals. The DPO said that there is no place for land grabbers, loan sharks, and extortionists in society.
The first-ever girl’s college sports gala concluded at the regional sports stadium, Kohat, the other day. Girls from various colleges showcased their sporting skills in events such as football, cricket, badminton, and basketball. The event was a great success and everyone enjoyed themselves immensely.
The women’s postgraduate college in Kohat won several competitions, including the shot put, volleyball, 100-meter sprint, javelin throw, and discus throw. Meanwhile, the women’s degree college in Karak won the cricket tournament. The 200-meter sprint went to Bilitang college.
The first position in the high jump was shared by the Bilitang degree college and the Women postgraduate college. In badminton, the Women’s postgraduate college won.
The regional sports department organized the event on the orders of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s chief secretary, Shehzad Bangash. District sports officer Sajid Afridi distributed trophies and shields to the players.