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Nangarhar residents want uninterrupted power supply

Nangarhar residents want uninterrupted power supply

Jun 19, 2015 - 16:22

JALALABAD (Pajhwok): Enraged protesters on Friday demanded the government to find ways for uninterrupted power supply to eastern Nangarhar province and take stern action against those who cut the electricity lines.

A huge protest was launched the other day as well. The residents alleged that some anti-state elements had cut power supply lines near Awzbin locality, leaving Nangarhar and Laghman provinces without electricity for the last seven days.

But official said people of Awzbin area had to break power cables because they were without electric facility and they were not allowing water and power department employees to fix the problem.

Amid scorching heat in parts of Nangarhar, tens of protesters held demonstration on Dusarak area near Srarud district and demanded restoration of electricity.

Ajmal Umar, secretary of Nangarhar provincial council, told Pajhwok Afghan News: “We are forced to hold protest because the people are without electricity for the last seven days. The government is unable to take notice of the situation and bring the responsible to task and restore the power.”

He vowed to keep on protest until the power was restored to parts of the province. Ashraf, another protester, said that “it has been one week that we have no electricity amid fasting month. We will continue our protest till restoration of power supply.”


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