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Electricity Problems in Nok Kundi

Yahya Sahil Reki

Nok Kundi is a township situated in Chagai district of Balochistan. This region of western Pakistan is situated near the Main RCD Road which links District Chagai with Iran. Nok Kundi Sub Tehsil was upgraded in 1995 and it has a population if more than 25,000. Nok Kundi is Home to the

Electricity is one of those discoveries that have changed the daily life of everybody on the planet. Electricity is the key component to modern technology and without it most of the things that we use every day simply could not work, and would never have been created. Our mobile phones, our computers, the Internet, our heating system, our televisions, and our light bulbs – nearly everything in the home would be completely different. There would be completely different systems put in place in the home to ensure that we can remain warm, and to ensure that we can live properly every day.

Electricity pylons in Nok Kundi

People of Nok Kundi are badly suffering from Electricity load shedding. People are worried about such a big problem, which is effecting their Social and economic Life. Students also facing lot of problems from electricity shortage, their studies and Home work remains incomplete due to load shedding. Official works also disturbed due to Load shedding. Journalists are also facing difficulties to send News and Fax on time to their TV Channels. Household ladies also can’t perform their works at Home.

Power Generation Unit

Nok Kundi city need just 1.50Megawatt Electricity to fulfill the Needs of People. WAPDA Power House Supplying 185 to 195 Volt Electricity 3 Hours during Day and 4 Hours during Night time in all 24 hours. This is very poor quantity to fulfill the household needs of the people. Poor people are facing lot of Social, Economic and financial problems to fulfill their household needs which are dependent on electricity. They come home with empty pockets where the family members are in wait for food and other Things to fulfill their desires. But how can he buy food and other things for his family in such a critical situation when he didn’t have any work after a long day wait in expectation of Electricity, that he will earn some money to fulfill the basic needs of his family. Empty pockets and lack of work indulged the people in mental illness. Peoples protested many times against this problem but Balochistan still didn’t take serious action to tackle the problem. Tribal and political leaders also meet with CEO QESCO and discussed the problem but the peoples are still suffering.

The people of Nok Kundi request from Chief Minister Balochistan Dr. Abdul Malik Baloch, CEO QESCO Rehmat Ullah Baloch to take serious action to tackle Electricity load shedding and make their lives easy.

Staff report

Published in The Balochistan Point on December 1, 2015

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