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All UCs of Khairpur district plagued by power outages.

KHAIRPUR -- Khairpur district's all 86 union councils continue to face power outages from 6 to 18 hours despite hot and rainy weather as authorities seemed fail to bring any improvement in power supply enhancement. Business, education and social activities have been badly affected in these areas as authorities seem less interested to resolve this vital issue.

The power load shedding up to 18 hours is being carried out in all villages of 86 union councils of the district that include Razi Dero Kacho, Noor Pur, Sagyoon, Ripri, Kamal Dero, Khemtia, Jadowahan and Belharo. However, 6 hours load shedding is carried out in towns including Gambat, Agra, Sobhodero, Ranipur, Padidan, Tando Masti, Khairpur, Mirwah, Kot Diji, Kingri, Sobho Dero, Kot Banglu, Faiz Ganj and Nara. The people have been hit by heat strokes and other dieases due to power outages. There is need to save the people of this region from heat strokes by supply smooth power supply. The old people and children are worst affected by the power outages.

It seemed that there is no merciful leader, who can resolve this issue. Imran Khan during political campaigns on containers and election drive have made big claims of resolving power outages issue, but there is not progress yet as 6 to 18 hours power outages to hit people hard, making their lives miserable.

Residents of different villages including Razidero, Dilawal and Sitabo said their agriculture depends on tube-wells which needed electricity but due to power outage up to 18 hours, their crops had been affected.

Khairpur district is in Sindh province's Sukkur Division. As per the latest census, it is the fifth most populated district in the province after four districts of Karachi city, with 2.4 million inhabitants. The headquarters of the district is the city of Khairpur. The district is further divided into eight sub-districts: Khairpur Taluka, Mirwah Taluka, Kot Diji Taluka, Kingri Taluka, Sobho Dero Taluka, Gambat Taluka, Faiz Ganj Taluka and Nara Taluka. Khairpur district has 86 union councils.

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Publication:PPI - Pakistan Press International
Date:Jul 30, 2019
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