Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Urges Balochistan Government to Address Electricity Crisis

Jamaat-e-Islami chief Hafiz Naeemur Rehman urges the Balochistan government to address the province's electricity crisis, which affects farmers and the agricultural sector. He proposes installing solar panels to power tube wells, providing a reliable energy source for irrigation.

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Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Urges Balochistan Government to Address Electricity Crisis

Jamaat-e-Islami Chief Urges Balochistan Government to Address Electricity Crisis

On Sunday, Hafiz Naeemur Rehman, the chief of Jamaat-e-Islami, called on the Balochistan government to take immediate action to resolve the electricity crisis plaguing the province. Speaking at a sit-in protest organized by the Zamindar Action Committee, Naeem emphasized the urgent need to address the issues facing farmers in Balochistan.

Why this matters: The electricity crisis in Balochistan has far-reaching implications for the province's economy and food security, as theagricultural sector is heavily reliant on irrigation. If left unaddressed, the crisis could lead to widespread crop failures, food shortages, and economic instability in the region.

Balochistan, the largest province in Pakistan by land area, has long faced challenges in accessing basic resources and infrastructure. Despite the presence of thousands of tube wells throughout the province, 34 districts in Balochistan still lack access to a proper water system. This has had a severe impact on the agricultural sector, which forms the backbone of the province's economy.

Naeem highlighted the plight of farmers in Balochistan, stating, "How can the land be prepared for crops if these tube wells only run for three hours a day?" The limited electricity supply has made it extremely difficult for farmers to irrigate their land and prepare it for cultivation. The Jamaat-e-Islami chief emphasized that the economy of Balochistan heavily depends on these tube wells, and it is the responsibility of the governing parties to address the energy shortfall.

To tackle the electricity crisis, Naeem proposed that the government arrange for the installation of solar panels to power the tube wells. This sustainable solution could provide a reliable energy source for the agricultural sector, reducing dependence on the unstable electricity grid. The adoption of solar energy could also contribute to the overall development and progress of Balochistan.

The sit-in protest organized by the Zamindar Action Committee serves as a platform for farmers to voice their grievances and demand action from the government. The electricity crisis in Balochistan has persisted for years, and the lack of adequate resources has hindered the growth and development of the province. Hafiz Naeemur Rehman's call for immediate action underscores the urgency of the situation and the need for the government to prioritize the needs of the agricultural community in Balochistan.

Key Takeaways

  • Jamaat-e-Islami chief urges Balochistan government to resolve electricity crisis.
  • Electricity crisis affects 34 districts, impacting agriculture and food security.
  • Tube wells, crucial for irrigation, only run for 3 hours a day due to limited power.
  • Solar panels proposed as a sustainable solution to power tube wells.
  • Electricity crisis hinders Balochistan's economy and development.