PESHAWAR, 12 May: The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government and opposition parties of the province have staged a sit-in outside the Parliament House in Islamabad against power outages, reported changes in Economic Corridor route and net hydel profit.

Besides Pakistan Tehrik-i-Insaf members of the provincial legislature, leaders of the Jamaat-i-Islami, Awami National Party, Pakistan People’s Party, Awami Jamhoori Ittehad, Jamiat Ulema-i-Islam-Fazl and Qaumi Watan Party participated in the protest demonstration.

Led by Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Pervez Khattak, they said that the sanctioned quota of 2,000 megawatt power is not being provided to the province, triggering 18 to 20 hours power breakdowns.

The protesting leaders of the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa also voiced their grave concerns over net hydel profit outstanding against the Centre and proposed changes in Gwadar-Kashghar route.

However, they ended the sit-in after holding successful talks with Federal Minister for Defence Khwaja Asif, who sought a seven-day time from the protesting leaders to resolve the issue.


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