Presiding over a meeting at Governor’s House, Peshawar, on Monday, the governor said that time and again destruction of public assets in sabotage activities not only caused serious difficulties to the consumers but also a challenge to writ of the government, which indeed needed to be taken seriously.
The meeting besides commissioners of Kohat and Peshawar and Pesco authorities was also attended by elders of Nawa Kali, Peshawar and Kohat, wherein the Governor was informed that almost 34 electricity towers were fully or partially damaged in certain areas of Peshawar and Kohat which, they added, are causing grave difficulties to the respective people in availing the electricity facility.
Responding to various points raised by elders Governor pointed out that there is a need to make joint and collective efforts in overcoming the problem. “This is a very serious issue which we all have to pursue seriously”, he remarked. He also hinted to hold another meeting shortly, wherein, even the Federal Minister for Water and Power will also be invited to participate.
Meanwhile, the Embassy of the United Arab Emirates, in close coordination with UNHCR, Monday distributed a Ramazan food package, consisting of 20-kg flour bags, among internally displaced families in Togh Sarai area of Hangu district in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa.
All 1,160 families resident in the camp received these food packages as part of the UAE Red Crescent Society’s Zakat-Al-Fitr initiative.
The distribution has been carried out under the instructions of Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, the President of UAE.
, with the support of His Highness Sheikh Muhammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and with the constant follow up of Sheikh Hamdan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler’s Representative in Western Area, and Chairman of the UAE Red Crescent.
The residents of Togh Sarai camp are from Orakzai and Kurram agencies. Many have been in the camp for more than a year since being displaced by conflict.
The UAE Red Crescent takes a keen interest in such welfare programmes in Pakistan by distributing dates, rations, Zakat Al Maal (charity money) and Kiswat Al Eid (Eid clothing). Each year, the distribution process benefits a large number of people with special, including the elderly, infirm, disabled, orphans and widows, in urban and rural areas across Pakistan.
The holy month of Ramadan is a time of giving and charity. The generosity shown by the Emirati nation towards the people of Pakistan is in keeping with the guidelines laid down by the late Sheikh Sultan Bin Zayed Al Nahyan.
The UNHCR continues to support more than 743,138 people living in camps and host communities who were displaced by law enforcement operations in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa province.