PESHAWAR: The Peshawar-Islamabad road in front of Qila Bala Hissar was blocked by the members of the Sikh community to register their protest against the killing of two Sikhs in Peshawar in Pakistan.
“Amidst the slogans of “Bole-So-Nihal, the members of the Sikh community while holding placards in their hands Staging protests on the roads of Peshawar against the brutal killings of two #Sikhs near #Peshawar in #Pakistan,” Ravinder Singh Robin tweeted.
“My heart and prayers go out to two Sikhs who were shot dead by local extortionists in #Peshawar on Sunday. The members of the Sikh community taking the dead bodies of Ranjit Singh & Kuljit Singh, on their shoulders. Sikhs leaders around the World condemn the cold blooded murder,” Robin tweeted.
Two members of the Sikh community were killed after unidentified assailants opened fire on them near the outskirts of Peshawar, police said on Sunday, Dawn reported.
In a statement, Peshawar Capital City Police Office Ijaz Khan said that the incident occurred within the jurisdiction of the Sarband police station.
He also identified the victims as 42-year-old Suljeet Singh and 38-year-old Ranjeet Singh, adding that they owned spice shops in Batatal locality, Dawn reported.
Police reached the scene soon after receiving information about the incident and shifted the bodies to the hospital for an autopsy, Khan said, adding that officials were also collecting evidence from the scene of the crime.
“CCTV cameras from surrounding areas are also being checked,” he said, adding that a search operation had been launched in the area to nab the suspects who managed to escape.
“Those involved in the incident will soon be unmasked,” the officer said.
AIPEF contests claims of self claimed experts on Lehra Mohabatt
CHANDIGARH: All India Power Engineers Federation (AIPEF) has contested the claim of self claimed experts attributing the closure of Lehra Mohabatt thermal unit due to collapse of fly ash handling system ( ESP) on operating and maintenance engineers of the plant.
It has been claimed by self claimed experts that 1500 crore has been wasted which has been spent on maintenance of these ESPs. This amount is actually the total annual revenue requirement for running of two thermal plants.
This include fuel cost, employee cost ,Return on equity and repair and maintenance expenses.The repair and maintenance expenses for lehra Mohabatt are Ts.30.59 crore only
A committee of thermal experts after probe can find the root cause of the accident and suggest remedial measures.
AIPEF in a press note stated that the Lehra Mohabatt and Ropar thermal plants were put in place for running the units only during paddy season for three months only and manpower and spares were arranged accordingly.
AIPEF notes that even against the advice of the power engineers three private thermal plants were established in Punjab much more than the required capacity.
This is another story that these Since the capacity was much more than requirement, the plant load factor (PLF) of state plants started falling. Last year the PLF of Lehra Mohabatt was only 11% where as it used to be more than 90% in hey days.
Skilled manpower was transferred from the plants,procurement of new spares were banned. The special powers
of chief engineers for emergency purchases were withdrawn.