MIRPUR (AJK) , (Pakistan Point news - APP -25th Augst,2016): Azad Jammu and Kashmir Prime Minister Raja Farooq Haider Khan has directed the AJK Power Development Organization (PDO) to identify and start more power generation projects in AJK to meet the needs of energy in the country. He was addressing a high level meeting of the State Electricity Department in Muzaffarabad Wednesday. Secretary Electricity and Power Development Organization, Fayyaz Ali Abbasi briefed the Prime Minister of the ongoing and the upcoming hydro power generation projects located in various parts of AJK.
The meeting also discussed, in length, the prevailing issues of electricity including load shedding, rehabilitation and resettlement of reset of the Mangla Dam Raising affectees and the pace of progress in ongoing hydro power projects. The PM further advised the Secretary Electricity and PDO Fayyaz Ali Abbasi to sort out pending issues with WAPDA related to Mangla Dam Raising Project, rehabilitation of Mangla dam affectees and the power load shedding in AJK. The Prime Minister praised the AJK Secretary Electricity for achieving stipulated revenue targets during this fiscal year in Azad Jammu Kashmir Senior officials of the Power Development Organization were also present on this occasion.