Senate Standing Committee on Power in its meeting on Tuesday has asked Power Division and Sindh Irrigation Department to sit together and resolve the matter of pending payment of share to the Irrigation Department on account of construction of X-regulator at RD-45 B.S. Feeder Guddu. The Committee was told that the payment will be made once the irrigation department submits record of invoices or audit.
The meeting was held under the Chairmanship of Senator Fida Muhammad here at the Parliament House and was attended among others by Senators Aurangzeb Khan, Sirajul Haq, Molvi Faiz Muhammad, Muhammad AKram, Moula Bux Chandio, Taj Afridi, Behramand Tangi, Momin Khan Afridi, Sajjad Hussain Turi, Hidayatullah Khan, Mirza Muhammad Afridi, Hilal-ur Rehman, Minister for Power Omar Ayub Khan, Secretary Power Irfan Ali, Special Secretary Power Nasir Jami, chiefs of Distribution Companies and other officials from the ministry.
The Committee discussed in detail the matters relating to electricity distribution in tribal areas by TESCO and called for early resolution of pending issues relating to overbilling, metering, allocation for projects, and inquiring involvement of WPDA officials and locals in theft and losses. The Committee also asked IESCO to resolve the complaints of accumulative billing in Parliament Lodges and decided to coordinate a meeting with Deputy Chairman Senate and Deputy Speaker National Assembly along with concerned officials to resolve pending payments from previous members and staff.