Gulmit, June 27: Power pylons between Gulmit and Hussaini have been caused to submerge in the lake formed on Hunza River, disrupting electricity supply to Shishkat, Gulmit and Ghulkin. People in these villages are living without electricity for the past five days.
The local people have demanded of the government to restore the power supply by erecting the power pylons.
It is pertinent to note here that the local people had voluntarily shifted the power pylons to higher elevations when the lake had started submerging low laying parts of different villages.
The people, however, don’t seem much optimistic about the government’s response. “They have not been able to complete provision of facilities at the region’s only hospital. I don’t think they would be interested in doing anything for us”, a local man told Pamir Times.
Others also doubt the government’s intentions about provision of compensation. “I think everything is lost”, said a senior citizen. “They are not going to give us anything”, he feared.