PESHAWAR - Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Pervez Khattak has claimed that the federal government was creating problems for the smaller provinces, which was incomprehensible.

The federation should ensure equality and justice to all but unfortunately the resources of the country were in the hands of a few and they were using them for their own benefit, he added.

He was addressing a public gathering at teshil and district Battagram which was also attended by Provincial Minister Mehmood Khan, Advisor to CM on C&W Akbar Ayub, MPA Shaukat Yousafzai, Special Assistant to CM Haji Abdul Haq, District Nazim Battagram, former MPA Battagram Taj Muhammad Khan Tarand, Divisional President PTI Zar Gul Khan, Yousaf Khan Tarand, Attaullah Khan and other district and Tehsil members.

The Chief Minister warned that he would stage agitation if the share of electricity was not given to the province.

The province was producing 4100 megawatts of electricity and that was given to the national grid. Khyber Pakhtunkhwa had a share of 13.5% but its 600 megawatts of electricity was regularly stolen that was a major injustice to the people.

Pervez Khattak told the gathering that loadshedding was not the problem of Battagram and other remote areas alone but of the entire province.

“It is our due right under the constitution; we do not demand for favour and the federal government would have to give our constitutional right”, he added.

He demanded to hand over the management and transmission of electricity to the province and assured to produce cheap electricity.