Hai Hai Bijili, Protest in Gilgit for long hours of Load-Shedding

Nazir Ahmed (Gilgit): Hai Hai Bijili: Hundreds of people in Gilgit belonging to Noor Colony, Chitta Colony and Wahadat colony gathered at Public School Chowk in Jutial Gilgit. They were protesting for very long hours of uninformed load-shedding of electricity in the area for last several days.

The protesters burned tires and disrupted the flow of traffic. However, on the assurance of the SHO of the local police station the people dispersed peacefully.

It is to be remember that Gilgit-Baltistan which does have potential to produce thousands of Meggawatt of electricity not only to meet its own need of power rather for export purpose as well due to the negligence and lack of the interest of the government of Pakistan does not even produce currently to meet the meager demand at local level. The worse scenario is that even the major metropolitan city of the Gilgit-Baltistan does not have sufficient electricity to meet its needs.

People of the area are now expecting the newly formed Gilgit-Baltistan Legislative Assembly (GBLA) to pay attention to this very serious issue and develop a proper plan and execution strategy to meet the need of the electricity in Gilgit-Baltistan. In the past the department responsible the Northern Areas Power and Development Authority (NAPWD) is notoriously known for its corruption and thought to be one of major responsible actor for inadequate supply of electricity.  

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