PESHAWAR In order to ensure the early recovery of net hydel profit, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has considered the option of taking the matter to court in order to secure the arrears of the net hydel profit of electricity. A meeting was held with Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Chief Secretary Ghulam Dastagir Akhtar in the chair in order to chalk out a future line of action for the recovery of arrears from the federal government as a whole along with instalments. The meeting was attended by Secretary Finance Sahibzada Saeed Khan, Secretary Energy and Power Usman Yaqoob, Deputy Secretary Finance Nazeer Awan and Shamail Butt, advocate. The meeting discussed the issue of pending instalments worth six billion in the head of net hydel profit in addition to a mechanism for early recovery of the arrears from the federal government. The Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has expressed dismay over the non-payment of arrears, calling it the use of delaying tactics. The arbitration tribunal has already decided that the federal government would pay arrears worth Rs 25 billion as a whole. The participants also discussed the financial problems raised after the delay of the net hydel profit instalment. They remarked that Chief Minister Ameer Haider Khan Hoti raised the issue in the council of common interests, however the prime minister suggested to raise it with the federal finance division Islamabad. Following the prime ministers instruction, the Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government has decided to take up the issue of total payment with finance division Islamabad and in case of refusal, the provincial government may resort to the court of justice. It is worth mentioning here that arbitration tribunal at the time of the approval National Finance Commission Award has decided that the federal government would pay the arrears of Rs 25 billion, however the federal government agreed to pay the amount in instalment but despite this relaxation the federal government delayed instalments. Earlier, the provincial government on October 31, 2011, had also called an All Parties Conference to urge the federal government for timely payment of the arrears. The APC was told that Wapda had not paid three instalments of Rs 6 billion on account of net hydel profit and was using delaying tactics in implementation of an already agreed formula on which the provincial government expressed reservations. The KP govt has urged the federal government to resolve the issue of arrears through negotiation, otherwise they have other means including moving judiciary.