KP Government Announces Free Solar Panels for Citizens

Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Minister Ali Amin Gandapur has launched a new initiative to provide free solar panels to the province’s residents. This program is part of a larger plan to transition all official buildings to solar power in its initial phase, promoting sustainable energy use and lowering electricity costs.

Gandapur emphasized the financial advantages of the initiative, including potential tax incentives for the public. Additionally, he suggested a 20% reduction in fuel allowances for the elite as part of the government’s efforts to cut costs and promote fairness.

In his announcement, Gandapur criticized the federal government for withholding Rs 100 billion designated for the development of the Federally Administered Tribal Areas (FATA). He warned that if the rights of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are not respected and the funds are not released, protests could ensue. Gandapur noted that other provinces, such as Punjab and Sindh, have also initiated similar solar power programs. In Sindh, affordable solar systems are available for Rs 7,000, while Punjab offers 1kV solar systems to households with low electricity consumption. He stressed that these programs are effective in reducing energy costs and promoting renewable energy use across the country.

The Chief Minister expressed confidence that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa’s solar panel initiative would greatly benefit residents by providing a reliable and cost-effective energy source. He encouraged citizens to take advantage of the program and reassured them of the government’s commitment to supporting sustainable energy solutions.

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