PESHAWAR: More than 6,000 energy saver bulbs that were purchased in 2014 for Muharram have gone missing from the store of the Khyber Pakhtoonkhwa government in Peshawar. The store room has not a single bulb in place out of a stock worth lacs of rupees. However, no one has any record of the government material lost.
District Vice-Nazim Qasim Ali Shah said that the district administration is not responsible for the material lost.
Town One’s Nazim Zahid Nadeem was also approached but he declined to comment.
According to sources, after Muharram 2014, the bulbs were shifted to government storage. Adding to the loss, rains in the past week have damaged another 1,000 bulbs installed in streets. As of now, the stock has only 900 lights available.
The government has spent lacs of rupees again to buy 6,000 bulbs ahead of Muharram on emergency basis..
It should be mentioned here that there are at least 65 Imambargas in Peshawar. The gatherings have started in the centres since Monday night.