Updated as on 14.10.2014
Location The project is located on Khan Khwar River, right bank tributary of Indus River near Besam District Shangla in Khyber Pakhtun Khwa province at a distance of 243 km from Islamabad.
Scope of Work Reservoir, dam structure, power intake, headrace tunnel, surge tank, pressure shaft/tunnel power house (72 MW), tailrace & switchyard
Objectives / Benefits

To provide cheaper power to the National Grid

Date of Commencement Original (as per Contract) June  2003
Date of Completion 

Original (as per Contract)


Oct  2007

15 Apr 2012

Project Cost 
(As per Rev PC-I  approved on 20.08.2009)

(Million Rs)




4573.688 3727.791 8301.479
Salient Features Design Discharge 35 m3/s
Gross Head 247 m
Headrace Tunnel Length 4.54 km
Installed Capacity 72 MW
Energy per annum 306 GWh
Present Status / Progress

-  The power house is in commercial operation since 8th November 2010.

-  The power house has supplied 920.109 MkWh to the national grid upto       30.09.2014.
Incharge of the Project Name:         Engr. Khush Muhammad
Designation: Chief Engineer (O&M)
Address:      Khan Khawar Hydropower Project
                   WAPDA, Besham
Contact No.  092-996-400106