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Unscheduled power loadshedding, low gas pressure in Quetta discussed

The Baluchistan Express

A high-official meeting held at Deputy Commissioner Quetta office on Friday discussing simmering public outrage following low-gas pressure and electricity breakdown in Quetta.

Chairman Public Accounts Committee Akhtar Hussain Langove, Opposition Leader Malik Sikandar Advoate, Advisor to CM Abdul Khalia Hazara, Naeem Bazai, MPA Liaquat Shahwani, Qadir Nail, Ahmed Nawaz Baloch, XEN QESCO Shoukat Jogezai, GM SSGC Balochistan Madni Siddiqui, DIG Quetta Abdul Razzaq Cheema and Deputy Commissioner Quetta Aurangzeb Badini were present in the meeting.

Cabinet's ministers and MPAs have informed the meeting regarding low-gas pressure and unannounced load-shedding in their constituencies pestering citizens of Quetta.

Expressing reservations in the meeting XEN QESCO Shoukat Jogezai has briefed the meeting that under available resources QESCO has covered many technical fault.

'Following burgeoning and scattered population of Quetta city, we need further feeders because existing transformers can't barred additional load.' Shoukat Jogezai added also asked public representatives' support against electricity theft.

He also briefed the meeting that we have only one workshop for transformer repairmen which has capacity of keeping only 8 transformers.

'Implementation on 20 new feeders underway while 10 new feeders would be installed in the capital within next two or three months.' XEN QESCO added.

Expressing his department's helplessness the General Manager Sui Southern Gas Company Madni Siddiqui has told the meeting that the whole country has been plagued with gas-turmoil while increase use of gas in industries decline gas-supply to domestic consumers,

'Following the directions of Prime Minister, the gas short-fall would be addressed on priority level.' Madni Siddqui said added we have been carrying out action against use of compressor and gas theft.


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