Power cuts disrupt daily life in Pindi

Rawalpindi: Residents of the town not only face power outages but also suffer from low voltage, tripping, outdated transformers, dangling wires, poorly conditioned poles and single phase power in several areas. The duration of load shedding exceeded 10 to 12 hours in several parts of Rawalpindi but Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) as per routine appears to be in deep sleep.

Load shedding after every hour has disrupted daily life and businesses.

The incessant power cuts have also severely affected the city’s water supply. People in densely populated areas faced water shortages as tube well supplies were affected.

Consumers from several areas of Adiala Road, Morgah, Gulistan Colony, Committee Chowk, Lal Kurti, Tulsa Road, Dhamyal, Bakramadni, New Lalazar, Asghar Mall, Mareer Hasan, Shah Sultan, Madina Town, Sadiqabad, Muslim Town, Kurri Road, The city of Shakriyal faces power cuts. Consumers protested outside IESCO offices in regularly affected localities but to no avail.

It is worth mentioning here that Islamabad Electric Supply Company (IESCO) is flexing its muscles to start load management in order to start “maintenance work”. The maintenance work has been totally fruitless for the public as consumers in Rawalpindi and Islamabad have been struggling for more than five months.

Officials from the Islamabad Electricity Supply Company (Iesco) said they were trying to supply full voltage to all areas. Iesco officials routinely make political statements to save their skins.

The business community said the work of businessmen had been badly affected by the power cuts.

They went on to say that previously there were power cuts during the day and the power supply at night was good. “Most businessmen used to work at night to complete as much work as possible due to the uninterrupted power supply. But now there is no difference between day and night.

They further stated that sleep deprivation has also become an issue due to nighttime shedding.

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