Karachi: The entire Sindh continues to suffer from scheduled and unannounced power cuts and in certain areas the situation has further deteriorated after the PML-N assumed the power in Center, complained the people who told that electricity remains off 12 to 20 hours daily in scorching hot weather.
“People expected some relief with change of government, as the PML-N leadership had made tall claims during electioneering but they are now utterly disappointed having no letup,” PPI correspondents reported from across the province.
A report from Mirpur Khas district said that electricity remains off from 14 to 16 hours in towns and up to 20 hours in villages. The situation has worsened after the inception of PML-N government. The industries, banks, hospitals and such other concerns have arranged their own generators but the citizens and small traders are the worst-sufferers.
The duration of scheduled load shedding in district headquarter Thatta is 12 hours but the electricity disappears daily for over 14 hours. In Jati and Sujawal towns of Thatta the citizens suffer the power cuts for 14 to 18 hours. Rice husking factories in this area remain inoperative all these hours.
The load shedding period in Khairpur, Sukkur and Shikarpur districts’ main cities is 12 to 15 hours where the power supply is suspended after every two hours. The situation in villages of these districts is similar to other rural areas of province with 20 hour power cut. The load shedding period in Ali Wahan area of Sukkur however is said to be very low being there factories of an influential person.
The load shedding duration in Ghotki district has increased after PML-N government, people said adding that scheduled power cuts take place for 12 hours but practically it remains off for 14 to 16 hours in towns and around 20 hours in villages.
Similar reports were received from Tharparkar, Badin, Hyderabad, Larkana, Dadu, Naushehro Feroze, Jhuddo, Sanghar, Shahdadpur, Shahdadkot, Qambar, Naudero, Ratodero, Jacobabad, Shahdadpur, Tando Adam, Matiari, Hala, Sakrand, Nawabshah and several other towns and villages of Sindh where people also complained of fluctuation of electricity that has caused damages to the electronic appliances.
The power crisis has not only affected daily life of the people but also the water supply system. In certain cities like Shikarpur and Ubauro the people have installed big generators and are selling the electricity to the shopkeepers and other citizens.