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Remote area of Mendhar reels under darkness for 13 years
12/10/2017 10:48:32 PM
MS Nazki

Early Times Report
Poonch, Dec 10: Official apathy and lackadaisical approach of Power Development Department can be gauged from the fact that a remote area in village Uchhad Mohalla Narooni Chapprian of Mendhar tehsil has been reeling under complete darkness for the last over 13 years, sources said here today.
We have been running from pillar to post since 2004 when all remote areas were electrified but this small village consisting of over sixty souls had been dropped by the PDD for reasons best knwon to them, said a local Mohd. Iqbal, adding we have been making rounds of PDD office for the years together but we are still living just like people used to live in stone age. We burn wood to use it as light and our children study under this light, Iqbal, further added.
We met also local MLC in this connection and he recommended our case to concerned XEn along with DO letter but PDD failed to honour the MLC's recommendations which speaks volumes of the departments high handedness Iqbal added.
Revealing the ordeal of locals of Mohalla Narooni Chapprian social activist Wahida Mughal said that she was shocked to see that the children were reading under the light of a fire by burning woods. It was very disgusting and difficult to believe that in this age of micro technology people still use conventional methods to manage their day to day affairs, she added.
Meanwhile, Chairman Mendhar youth club advocate Nadeem Rafiq Hussain Khan has urged the concerned Minister to take the stock of the situation and direct PDD to electrify the above said village so that locals heave a sign of relief.
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