MASTUJ: At a meeting held in Chuinj Upper Chitral today, people from Chuinj, Parkusap and other villages expressed their concerns at the unending power crisis.
Similar meetings were also held in Verkhop Torkhow and Warijun Mulkhow.
It was decided that a public gathering will be held in Chuinj on Jan 30 as a protest against the power outages.
A major protest rally is expected at Booni on Feb 3 against the power crisis in Upper Chitral.
The power crisis worsened following the Jan 13 snowfall that brought down the already poor transmission lines in the area. The government departments have been unable to fix the issues and restore supply.
Besides, small hydel powerhouses in villages have stopped production due to freezing of water and the channels. As a result, the residents are suffering in the biting cold weather.