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Central and lower Hunza needs 3.5 MW electricity, production capacity is 1.17MW

darkness in Hunza
Darkness in Hunza-Nagar valley, while the peaks shine in moonlight 

Our Correspondent

Aliabad, December 15: The power crisis in central part of the Hunza Valley is likely to remain unresolved in the months and years ahead. The current production capacity is around 1.17 MW, which is well below the power needs, equal to around 3.5MW.

This was stated by PWD officials today while talking to the media. They said that a one-megawatt diesel operated generator is available but it is insufficient for the region’s electricity needs.

The people of central and lower Hunza valley, home to around 100,000 people, are receiving electricity for less than 10 hours everyday.

Due to poor planning and inability of the leaders to mobilize resources, the power electricity crises has gone from bad to worse, with no sign of improvement in the near future.

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  1. there is not doubt about poor planning, mismanagement and bed governance from the ruler but it is also fact PWD as a department has also failed to sincerely manage its assigned duties, reports of massive corruption from top to bottom is common, there is no to take action, suspend employees and move their cases to NAB or any other superior body.

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