Turbat Lawyer Moves Balochistan High Court Against Power Shortage
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QUETTA/TURBAT: A Baloch lawyer from Turbat district has moved the Balochistan High Court (BHC) against the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) against increased load-shedding in Balochistan, a move which has prompted the top court to immediately seek an official explanation from the official power distributing authority.
In his petition filed at the BHC, the Baloch lawyer, Chakar Baloch Advocate, has said increased load-shedding in Balochsitan had caused irreparable damage to the local economy, particularly the agriculture sector. He pointed out that Mekran Division, which comprises of the districts of Kech, Gwadar and Panjgur, was receiving 33 megawatt of electricity from neighboring Iran whereas the area needs at least 55 megawatt power to meet its ongoing power needs.
He also pointed out that the WAPDA authorities were cutting power for 16 to 20 hours in rural areas of Balochistan during a single day in order to meet the power shortage whereas load-shedding of four to eight hours was being observed in urban areas of the province.