Turbat – Turbat, the home town of Chief Minister (CM) of Balochistan Dr. Malik Baloch is facing 18 hours of electricity load shedding a day.
Temperature of Turbat was recorded 45 °C on Tuesday and electricity load shedding caused huge inconvenience for people.
Electricity load shedding has resulted in shortage of drinking water, business activity has been badly affected and attendance in government office was at record low, reported staff reporter of The Balochistan Point.
“Dr. Malik can’t provide any relief to people of the district that voted for him,” lamented Hammal Shabbir a resident of Turbat. He added, “We are utterly disappointed in incumbent government by all means.”
Entire Makran division including Turbat is provided electricity from Iran and therefore there is no shortage of electricity. Load shedding is due to technical problems in transmission structure of Quetta Electricity Supply Company (QESCO), sources told The Balochistan Point.
Balochistan is the biggest victim of electricity load shedding in Pakistan where some villages get one hour of electricity per day. Last week, QESCO had to shut down its mini-power houses when Balochistan government failed to pay its share for fuel costs.
Published in The Balochistan Point on May 19, 2015