Pano Aqil residents block National Highway to protest prolonged outages
SUKKUR: The citizens of Pano Aqil tehsil took to the streets Sunday in opposition to extended load-shedding, blockading the Nationwide Freeway for visitors.
In step with the protesters, they have been dealing with 18 to 20 hours lengthy outages however the officers of Sukkur’s energy application, Sukkur Electrical Energy Corporate (SEPCO), weren’t lending an ear to their lawsuits.
As a substitute of fixing energy problems Sepco officers have been busy soliciting for bribe to mend a transformer that has been mendacity dysfunctional for the reason that previous few days, the protesters alleged.
Alternatively, Sepco officers stated length of load-shedding in Pano Aqil tehsil of Sukkur district was once 8 hours. They added handiest the ones spaces have been dealing with extended outages have been line losses have been better.
All over Sunday’s protest, locals no longer handiest demonstrated at the Nationwide Freeway but in addition blocked it for visitors by means of striking uprooted timber on either side of the street close to Sangi. The protest ended in lengthy queues of cars ready at the thoroughfare.
But even so Sukkur, extended outages have persevered to plague Karachi as smartly, which government stated were led to by means of faults in Bin Qasim Energy Plant, accountable to provide electrical energy to town.
The city is confronted with a shortfall of 600MW-700MW because of the facility plant breakdown, resulting in unannounced load-shedding within the spaces that have been prior to now exempted from energy outages.
Whilst addressing the problem at Ultimate Court docket’s Karachi registry an afternoon previous, Leader Justice of Pakistan Justice Mian Saqib Nisar remarked that load-shedding is prison negligence.
On the listening to, the highest pass judgement on summoned leader government officer of Okay-Electrical, town’s sole energy application, Tayyab Tareen.
The CJP ordered the facility application government to make the court docket conscious about all of the state of affairs relating outages by means of Would possibly 20.
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