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‘Parachinar is without electricity for last three days’

‘Parachinar is without electricity for last three days’

Phtoto by Ali Afzal

June 17, 2016

PARACHINAR, 17 June:  The Parachinar city and surrounding areas in Kurram Agency are without of power for last 72 hours as the main power supply line to the agency  has been damaged in the windstorm. The lack of electricity has increased the miseries of the local people particularly at times of Aftari, Taraweh and Sehri.

Local people said that the power supply was suspended to the agency after 32 KV transmission line was damaged in torrential rains and windstorm three days back. They are facing difficulties in recharging of mobile phone and  carrying out  works related to electricity, they added. They said that in absence of electricity, they run power generators on gasoline for light and pressing clothes etc.  “Since we are poor people, we cannot afford to run power generators  for long as it costs us huge amount of money,” one tribesman said.

The tribesmen demanded of the government to repair the transmission line at the earliest in order to restore water supply to the agency.

Talking to TNN Assistant Political Agenct Shahid Ali Khan said that power lines were being repaired and hoped that power supply would be restored soon.

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