Powerless: Soan people forced to spend restless nights

Old Soan and New Sohan, are at the receiving end due to prolonged outages

APP August 21, 2018
A general view of a market with shops powered by generators. Photo: Reuters

ISLAMABAD: Residents of the Soan area forced to spend sleepless nights as incessant power failures have become a routine in the sultry weather.

Almost all the towns of Soan, including Azhar Town, Awan Town, Malik Zubair Town, Nawab Town, Old Soan and New Sohan, are at the receiving end due to prolonged outages.

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Azhar Town residents said that they had been sweating and facing trouble in the hot humid weather due to frequent power failures for the past one month. "We have been facing frequent disruption in the power supply. Infants, elderly people, school going children and patients are the worst sufferers," said Idrees Ahmed, a resident of Azhar Town.

Naveed Ahmed, a resident of Awan Town, said the entire Sosan had been facing power disruptions for the past several weeks. "Last night the power went off at around 6pm. We lodged several complaints with the IESCO, but the power was restored after eight hours at 2am," he added.

Published in The Express Tribune, August 21st, 2018.

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