ISLAMABAD: The Kashmir Traders Alliance (KTA) has expressed deep concerns about the ongoing unscheduled power cuts in Indian Illegally-Occupied Jammu and Kashmir (IIOJ&K), citing significant adverse effects on both residents and businesses.
As reported by Kashmir Media Service, the President of KTA, Aijaz Shahdhar, expressed disappointment with the prevailing situation. Despite assurances of non-stop power supply, the ground reality in Kashmir shows a different picture, especially as winter takes entry, leading to unscheduled and prolonged power disruptions in the Valley.
Shahdhar noted the deteriorating quality of life in the Valley owing to the inadequate power supply. He highlighted the adverse impacts on the business community, especially retailers, who struggle to run their businesses due to unstable power supplies. He challenged the justification that increased demand outpaces supply and called on the government to act quickly to resolve the problem.
Questioning that there is a greater demand for power than the available supply, Shahdhar called on authorities to increase power supplies to meet the needs of residents and businesses. —APP