RESHUN: The village council Reshun organized a corner meeting in which a large number of people participated and criticized the government for its total failure in rehabilitating the Reshun powerhouse even 10 months after it was washed away by a devastating flood.
Khawaja Nizamuddin Advocate presided over the meeting. The corner meeting later turned into a big protest gathering after crowds turned up at the spot to raise their voice against the non-resolution of the public issue.
Reshun powerhouse is the important asset of whole Chitral, which was providing electricity to almost 15,000 households from Kari in lower Chitral to the Kargin village in Mastuj, including Mulkow and Torkhow valleys.
In July 2015, the powerhouse was washed away by a devastating flood in Reshun. Since then, the 15,000 households in upper and lower Chitral have been suffering with no electricity in their houses. The provincial government has become a silent spectator and seems deaf and blind toward the suffering of the people.
The speakers on the occasion regretted that for the last about six months the PC-2 of the powerhouse was lying with the KP secretary power and energy and could not be processed. They said that even the governed failed to clear the debris from the damaged powerhouse and run the generator so that electricity could be provided to the local consumers when the holy month of Ramazan was approaching.
The meeting also slammed the local administration and the elected lawmakers for their miserable failure in resolving the issues of the public and said the attitude of the local admin officials was forcing the citizens to take to the streets.
The participants passed a resolution and stated that if their demand to start the reconstruction of the powerhouse was not fulfilled, the people would hold a strong protest in Reshun on May 15 against PEDO and the provincial government. All the people from lower and upper Chitral were asked to make sure their attendance in the big protest in Reshun against the callous attitude of the government to resolve their genuine issue.