Citizens decry eight-hour electricity outage

Published: August 6, 2019
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RAWALPINDI: Unscheduled electricity outage for up to eight hours caused serious trouble for citizens of the garrison city.

The long and unscheduled load shedding not only added to the scorching heat but also resulted in water scarcity in a number of areas.

Residents of Dhamal, Chakri, High Court Road, Dhok Chaudhriyan, Khayaban Sir Syed, Misrial, Chakra, Adiala Road and other areas are facing extreme difficulties due to the unannounced load-shedding.

However, areas in the jurisdiction of the cantonment board are experiencing power outage lasting two hours.

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The citizens said that they faced power outages for up to three hours late night and early morning.

They said that the unscheduled load-shedding in early morning hours resulted in water shortage too and added that related SDOs always made excuses that the power was out due to maintenance work.

They demanded that the government end unscheduled power outages and ensure an uninterrupted power supply. 

Published in The Express Tribune, August 6th, 2019.

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