The officials of Tehsil Council Administration, police and Mepco said at a meeting that all-out resources would be utilised to end loadshedding while steps were underway to eliminate unscheduled outages in the tehsil.

Meanwhile, the attendees except the government officials got their protest recorded against the prolonged and indiscriminate loadshedding which has crippled the life and businesses and also demanded withdrawal of increase in electricity tariff.

“Indiscriminate loadshedding at all the tehsil feeders is not possible as Wapda issues separate schedule for urban and rural areas,” said the officials including Assistant Commissioner/Administrator Farooq Qamar, DSP Allah Dad and Sub Divisional Officer Subdivision Irfan Manzoor amid the presence of Peace Committee members, traders and other notables, in the meeting held at Tehsil Council Hall in Sadiqabad.

It was further said that steps had been taken to improve sewerage system while the power crisis was also an impediment in the resolution to water supply problem.

However, the officials pledged to resolve all the issues with the cooperation of the local people especially traders and Ulema. The poor sewerage system in old Sadiqabad has got complicated for which round the clock efforts are needed, they added.

They also pledged to take action for elimination of nudity and immorality at the local theatres and no one would be allowed to take the law in their hands. On the occasion, former tehsil naib nazim Rahim Akmal, former president of the Chamber of Commerce and Industry Muzaffar Saleem, Maulana Mushtaq, Ghulam Mustafa, Maulana Abdul Samad, Fazal Karim Haideri, Ehsanul Haq, Dr Ataur Rehman and media persons were also present. During the meeting, the Ulema demanded early stoppage of nude and immoral stage shows being played at the local theatres whereupon, the DSP said that all the social evils would be eliminated with the Ulema and citizens’ cooperation.

Another report says the governments remained failed to resolve the people’s grievances especially during the last five-year tenure. It says the people of Sadiqabad were completely deprived of a drop of water and the sewerage system was also dilapidated and poor as sewer was witnessed accumulated in the streets and roads because of clogged drains.