Nasir Aslam interacts with National Conference workers

Nasir Aslam interacts with National Conference workers
Photo: Jammu and Kashmir National Conference

Srinagar, July 3: National Conference Provincial President Nasir Aslam Wani on Wednesday said Kashmir is witnessing no relief from prolonged and unscheduled power outages and the ration shortage that has left normal life distraught.

According to a press release, he was addressing a number of party functionaries and workers from Ajas, Sumbal Sonawari at the party headquarters Nawa-e-Subha, Srinagar. Among others Chief Spokesperson Tanvir Sadiq, Central Zone President Ali Muhammad Dar, State Spokesperson Imran Nabi Dar, Provincial Secretary Showkat Ahmed Mir, Senior leaders Peer Muhammad Hussain, Sardar J S Azad, Ghulam Nabi Bhat, Dr Muhammad Syed Makhdoomi, Qaisar Jalali were also present on the occasion.

The visiting delegation apprised the Provincial President about various public issues and the ongoing party activities in their area. The sufferings of the people due to shortage of ration and prolonged power outages were particularly brought to the notice of Provincial President by the visiting delegation.

Lamenting the administration on its dereliction of duty, Nasir said, “We have never faced such a situation before. Electricity tops the basic utility services which is the right of the people. Post Ramadhan the situation with regards to basic facilities including electricity is contrary to the tall claims of the administration. People continue to pay bills on time, but unscheduled power outages continue to throw normal life out of gear. In some areas, anguished people, including women and farmers are hitting the streets.”

Nasir said the situation with regards to electricity supply is especially bad in rural areas, which receive few hours daily supply in intervals that last for a few minutes. "While the power tariffs are shooting up, there is no improvement on the supply front. Sadly KPDCL has been reduced to a revenue generating organisation, paying little to no attention on improving its services,” he added. “The persistent electricity outages and voltage fluctuations have also impacted patient care in hospitals, agricultural practices and the hotel sector,” the NC leader said.

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