The Pakhtunkhwa Energy Development Organization (PEDO) has started taking strict action against officials showing negligence with their work. Due to the mismanagement the projects are suffering and the completion deadlines are being missed. As part of the strict measures being taken the project director Karora power project has been sacked.
According to notifications issued by PEDO, the Project Director of the 11.8MW Karora Hydro Power Project (district Shangla), Ijaz Shinwari has been removed from his post over poor performance. His employment contract has also been suspended by PEDO.
Moreover the officials of other projects missing deadlines and showing slackness are also on the radar. The Project Directors of 84MW Mataltan and 157MW Madiyan Hydro Power Project, district Swat and 69MW Lavi Hydropower Project, district Chitral have also been issued show-cause notices over showing laxity in the utilization of funds allocated for these projects.
Chief Executive Officer (CEO) PEDO, Engineer Naeem Khan has warned the staff working on energy projects against laxity and negligence in performance of their duties. He has said that energy projects should be completed within their specified time frame in any circumstances.