CHITRAL: About 16,000 local population of the Rishan Gol area of Chital district has announced to boycott the sixth population and household census in protest against the non-repairing of the power house in the area.

As per details, local residents at large numbers gathered at the Rishan Gol area and staged a protest demonstration against the non-repairing of the a hydro power station. According to them, more than 16000 houses will benefit if the 4.2 megawatts Rishan hydro power house was repaired. They, however, said that government is not interested to address their issues and repair the power house. They said that only some parts of the power house was dysfunctional however, the Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) has declared the power house as completely damaged and demanded millions of rupees of funds from the government.

Demanding the repairing of the hydro power house to overcome the energy crisis in the area, the protesters warned to boycott from the ongoing census if their demand were not meet by April 2.

It is pertinent to be mentioned here, the Rishan power house developed technical fault due to flood two years ago and the local people are protesting for the repairing of the power house.

Courtesy: TNN

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