NAUNDERO: Unprecedented electricity load shedding schedule of 16 hours out of 24 has been made effective here on Thursday, which has virtually crippled life.
After every four hours of power outage, it will be only restored for two hours due to which small industries, traders, mill owners, shopkeepers and the citizens will suffer worst. The students will not be able to study.
According to Naundero grid station incharge, Waryal Shah, power supply to Naundero feeder-I and II will be disconnected during 6am to 10am, 12pm to 4pm, 6pm to 10pm and 12am to 4am. SDO Ghaffar Abbasi told media here that federal minister Abid Sher Ali during his recent visit to Sukkur directed that load shedding should be increased in those areas where recovery was low. He said that supply to many areas has been totally stopped by disconnecting as many as eight pole-mounted transformers in Naundero town while feeder-3 has been completely shut down due to which many adjoining villages are in total darkness including Hassan Wahan, Agani, Kehar and others which will remain shut till 100% recovery is made. Asked what they will do to those consumers have been regularly clearing their bills he did not reply.
On the other hand, citizens have termed the increased load shedding schedule as political victimization on the part of PML-N federal minister. They demanded of the Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif to remove him immediately. PPP-SB Larkana district President Ghulam Hyder Narejo, PPP Naundero president Khalid Memon, Shehri Action Committee members Manzoor Mangi, Mumtaz Sethar, Sahab Khan Shaikh, Sindh Graduates Association’s Lateef Kertio and others said that federal minister was creating hatred among the people of various provinces by resorting to frequent increase in load shedding timings.