Rawalpindi-After facing excessive load-shedding, the residents of Basali, Tarahiya and Jatta Hathyal areas are now suffering from low power voltage.

They said WAPDA has also been involved in suspending the power supply after every one or two hours that too without any prior notice.

All these areas are being supplied electricity by Rawat Feeder.

As a result of low voltage, they complained, appliances are not working properly and sometimes they turn out of order. They said the power supply is suspended often in sizzling heat posing hardships for people.

The residents demanded prime minister and federal ministers for water and power to solve their longstanding issue and order WAPDA high-ups to lay down high voltage cables in the areas.

Amir Khan of Jatli, while talking to The Nation yesterday, said that their electronics appliances such as ACs, room coolers and fridges have not been working properly due to low voltage. He said that besides low voltage, tripping has become a routine matter in the area.

“We have lodged complaints with WAPDA officials so many times but all in vein,” he said. Usman of Jatta Hatyhal said that people were facing problems due to low voltage and unannounced tripping of electricity. “My fridge becomes out of order because of frequent electricity suspension,” he said. Many other residents expressed their deep concerns over poor performance of WAPDA and demanded PM and state and federal ministers of Water and Power to resolve their problems on priority basis. SDO Rawat was not available for his comments.