NOORPUR THAL
The electricity consumers staged protests in various parts of the Thal against unscheduled prolonged loadshedding here. They demanded the government to take pity on the masses in the prevailing scorching weather and at least rationales schedule of the outages. The protest rallies were held in Bambool Thal, Jamali Balochan, Mehmood Shaheed and Dhup Sari areas, where enraged protesters chanted slogans for carrying out hours-long power break down in their areas. They said that power loadshedding was being carried out 16 to 18 hours which had badly affected routine life of the people. They said that instead of giving relief, the government had even failed to provide them electricity. They asked the government to stop unscheduled hours long power outages. Later, they dispersed peacefully. On the other hand, the residents of several areas of the Thal cried for potable water. The water filtration plants and water supplies are out of order.  The inhabitants have been suffering from abdominal diseases because of contaminated water, said social workers Muhammad Nazim and Summer Sultan, during the survey conducted by this scribe. The water shortage is getting worse with every passing day in city. The citizens said that the situation hinted that the crises could get extremely worse in coming days. In the meanwhile, the AC ordered the TMA to ensure the supply of water. During the survey, it was noticed that students appearing in examinations are facing difficulties in preparing and attempting papers due to worst loadshedding in the area. The AIOU and ISEB Sargodha are conducting Intermediate examination. The examination centers are established in government schools and colleges where no generator facility is available. The prolonged loadshedding has also affected the study schedule of students appearing in examinations. The students are of the view that the situation could effected their performance and they could face hurdle in further studies. “We are facing difficulties to solve our papers but when there is no light how can it be possible,” asked a student Ulfat Hussain.