STAFF REPORT CHITRAL: The Sarhad Rural Support Programme (SRSP) has provided solar power plants to the health department at a ceremony held in the Chitral Scouts Headquarters.

This was done to restore power to hospitals in upper parts of Chiral that were confronted with power issues after Reshunhydal power was washed away by recent floods.

Chitral Scouts Commandant Colonel Nizamuddin Shah handed the power plants to District Health Officer DrIsrarullah and several district councillors from the affected areas.

During his address on the occasion, Colonel Nizam appreciated the efforts of SRSP, its hydel power generation projects and expressed gratitude to the programmes Chief Executive Officer Shehzada Masoodul Mulk.

He said after severe floods in the district, power supply to the hospitals of Chitral was suspended and the staff and patients were suffering on a daily basis.

He also said that SRSP personnel worked diligently to provide electricity to the many hospitals, including those in Boni and Warijoon.

Colonel Nizam said that the Pakistan Army was utilising its resources for the rehabilitation of flood and earthquake victims.

The local government members present on the occasion appreciated SRSP for its contribution for the betterment of the people of the district. The SRSP internal auditor engineer Khadamullah was also present on the occasion.

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