Basima – Basima, the home town of Quetta Electricity Supply Company (QESCO) Chairman, is deprived of electricity, learnt Balochistan Point.
Basima, a tehsil of District Washuk, is considered to be one of the most deprived and poverty stricken areas of Balochistan.
This town lacks all the basic facilities such as schools, colleges, banks, roads and electricity in this modern period.
According to the residents of Basima, this town has been kept in darkness by the politicians in the past who are not concerned about the problems of this region.
85% area of Basima is still without electricity infrastructure – residents.
Basima was provided electricity few years back but still 85% area of Basima is still without supply of electricity, claim residents of the town.
Abdul Khaliq Baloch, general secretary of Balochistan chapter of ruling National Party was appointed as Chairman of Board of Directors of QESCO on advice of Chief Minister Balochistan Dr. Abdul Malik.
Position of Chairman of Board of Directors of QESCO has limited executive power but it has hefty perks and privileges.
People of Basima feel proud of appointment of Abdul Khaliq Baloch and had high hopes and expectations from him but now they are disappointed from him.
“Abdul Khaliq Baloch has completely forgotten Basima after taking the charge of QESCO chairman,” Abdul Saboor, a resident of Basima told Balochistan Point.
People of Basima still lighten their homes with lantern when someone among them is chairing the board of QESCO – Residents.
“People of Basima still lighten their homes with lantern when someone among them is chairing the board of QESCO,” lamented Mr. Saboor.
Residents of Basima admit that Chairman QESCO has taken few steps to provide electricity to towns like Kuragi and Zehak but this is insignificant as per the claims of the local people.
“We hope that during the tenure of Abdul Khaliq Baloch as Chairman QESCO electricity infrastructure would be installed in all parts of Basima,” Sami Ullah a student from Basima told Balochistan Point.
Citizens of Basima are of the view that QESCO chairman has got a golden opportunity to serve his area and prove himself to be a true son of soil. However, they say that so far Abdul Khaliq Baloch has disappointed us and seems to be unmoved about the plight of people of Basima.
Published in The Balochistan Point on October 22, 2015