No Electricity In 64% Area Of Balochistan: Report

A document presented in the National Assembly of Pakistan informed that only 36 per cent of Balochistan is electrified while the remaining 64 per cent of the region is permanently in black.

According to the year-wise breakup, the former government in Pakistan had electrified 2,459 small villages in 2017-18, which was a great number as compared to the areas electrified by the Pakistan Tareek-e-Insaf in the further years, reported The Nation.

“How can we imagine that Balochistan has only 36 per cent electricity facility in 2021, as rest of the 64 per cent is in dark,” said Balochistan MNA while talking to The Nation.

The Imran Khan-led government have electrified just 1,064 in 2018-19, 819 in 2019-20 and 1,023 in 2020-21.

The country’s Ministry of Power Division has also accepted the fact that most of the areas of Balochistan have no facility for electricity.

“There are many factors that play a vital role regarding the provision of electricity to the residents of Balochistan including the scattered population in 53 per cent area,” the Ministry justified as reported by The Nation.

Meanwhile, talking to The Nation, MNA from Balochistan had also expressed that there were no concrete measures taken by the government to remove the deprivation of Balochistan.

Apart from electricity, water availability has also become a major problem in Balochistan.

Farmers in Sindh and Balochistan provinces have started blocking major highways to demand the release of their share of water from the Indus River.

The richest and politically-dominated Punjab province is often accused of allocating the highest and unfair amount of river water to it while leaving other provinces dry, reported IFFRAS. (ANI)

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