ISLAMABAD The proposal of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa government, to adjust the outstanding dues of electricity against the power royalty the Federal Government owes to the province, was accepted by Ministry of Finance. Sources in the Prime Ministers Secretariat informed TheNation that Khyber Pakhtunkhwa owes some Rs. 14.2 billion to WAPDA and in the Energy Conference held under the chair of Prime Minister a few months back when the matter of circular debt was raised all the four chief ministers had pledged to clear their outstanding bills to WAPDA but later none of the provinces had cleared their outstanding WAPDA bills. The matter of circular debt would once again be raised in the meeting to be held in Federal Capital today (Wednesday) to settle the issue besides taking up other contentious matters including the imposition of VAT or to continue with the existing GST with certain changes. Sources in the government informed that the Chief Minister Khyber Pakhtunkhwa Amir Haider Hoti during the meeting here on Tuesday proposed that the outstanding dues of WAPDA against the province should be settled in the power royalty the Federal Government owed to the province. According to available record the total outstanding dues of WAPDA against Khyber Pakhtunkhwa are Rs. 14.2 billion while the province claims several hundred billions in power royalty from the Federal Government and in the NFC Award signed recently the payment schedule of royalty was finalised with Federal Government to clear all the outstanding dues in 10 years time. The proposal of Khyber Pakhtunkhwa to adjust the outstanding WAPDA bill in royalty the Federal Government is to pay to the province has been accepted by the Ministry of Finance. According to statistics Punjab owes Rs. 6.1 billion against the head of subsidised power supply to agriculture tube-wells while Sindh Government owes some Rs. 21 billion while Balochistan Government has to pay Rs. 9.5 billion to WAPDA. Sources in the government informed that hopefully the issue of outstanding bills of WAPDA against provinces would be resolved in the Wednesday meeting.