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People facing shortage of water due to prolonged electricity load shedding

People facing shortage of water due to prolonged electricity load shedding
January 11, 2017

KHAR, 11 January: Due to prolonged outage of electricity, residents of Mamoond, Nawagai, Uthmankhel and Khar areas have facing acute shortage of drinking water beside other problems.

The people of these areas have complained that electricity supply remained suspended for 20 to 22 hours during day-night time. They said that situation had deteriorated for the last two weeks due to which their daily routines had been badly affected.

The tribesmen further added that the unavailability of electricity had also affected commercial activities in the areas and people’s businesses had witnessed a bearish trend.

Local people said that electricity was being provided to marble industrial units while the general public had been deprived of the facility.

A local tribal elder Malik Daud told TNN that almost all the marble industrial units were defaulters of millions of rupees even then electricity was being provided to them on regular basis.

Meanwhile, an official of the Tribal Areas Electric Supply Company (Tesco) told TNN on condition of not to be named that the duration of load shedding was not managed by the local grid station. He informed that they had been following the schedule given by the officials of the Chakdara grid station.

He further said that the duration of load shedding was extended only to force tribesmen to install electricity meters.

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