One month on, still no electricity for Makran

QUETTA: People of the entire Makran division are living without power for nearly a month as Iran has cut electricity supply to the region.

The people living in areas of Balochistan bordering Iran have been facing the worst kind of power crisis as the Iranian government cut power supply to the entire Makran region since the beginning of July but the Centre and the provincial government do not appear to be even close to resolving the issue.

In recent days, Iranian envoy had assured the Quetta commissioner that their grid station had developed a fault which would be fixed soon; however, the Senate was informed that areas in Iran were facing load-shedding so it had to utilise the electricity being generated from that grid station to provide power to the affected areas.

In the prevailing hot weather, the Makran division has been receiving electricity for merely three to four hours a day which is making lives of the people of the coastal areas of Balochistan miserable.

Published in The Express Tribune, 6th August, 2018