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Sit-In Against Load-shedding in Aliabad Hunza

Businessmen and civil society participate in a sit-in against prolonged power shortage in Aliabad, Hunza. The Hunza valley is facing the worst power-shortage in decades. Earlier, the whole valley went to darkness as the only GB-PWD run hydro power station faced technical issues. Although some parts on Hunza, especially Karimabad, are getting electricity from a temporary petrol-powered generator only upon arrival of high profile government guests, but commercial centers like Aliabad are still facing power shortage since Friday morning.

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Sit-in Aliabad, Hunza against loadshedding
Businessmen and civil society participate in a sit-in against prolonged power shortage in Aliabad, Hunza. The Hunza valley is facing the worst power-shortage in decades. Earlier, the whole valley went to darkness as the only GB-PWD run hydro power station faced technical issues. Although some parts on Hunza, especially Karimabad, are getting electricity from a temporary petrol-powered generator only upon arrival of high profile government guests, but commercial centers like Aliabad are still facing power shortage since Friday morning.
 
Aliabad is an economy and commercial hub in Hunza and according to the protesters, they cannot bear any further loss of business due to this power shortage.
Sit-In Against Load-shedding in Aliabad Hunza
Sit-In Against Load-shedding in Aliabad Hunza
 
Photo: Mueez Shah
Report: Islam Alam.

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