QUAIDABAD - The Gepco has failed to mend damaged electricity transformer, making the residents of village Ameerwala live without power for three day.

According to detail, Mohammad Iqbal, Mohammad Sheir, Ibraheem and Hakim Khan, residents of village Ameerwala said that an electricity transformer was out of order in Mohalla Treiranwala near Quaidabad due that the residents were living without electricity from three days. They complained that the Gepco staff had asked them to pay for repair of the transformer, otherwise they would have to wait until the transformer was shifted to a workshop for repairs.

They alleged that the officers concerned demanded Rs20,000 to solve the problem.

They said that the residents of the village had collected the money for the repair of the transformer and had handed over the Rs20,000 to Gecpo officials who had assured them that their transformer would be repaired soon. Due to the suspension of power supply, the residents of the village have been facing acute shortage of drinking water for the last three days.

They pointed out that had it been burnt the transformer of any politician or influential person it would have been repaired in hours.

On the other hand, Gepco Line Superintendent Javid said that the transformer had been repaired and denied to have received any bribe.