Young Entrepreneur in Sukkur Uses Solar Panels Amid Pakistan’s Electricity Crisis

Young Entrepreneur in Sukkur Uses Solar Panels Amid Pakistan's Electricity Crisis
Young Entrepreneur in Sukkur Uses Solar Panels Amid Pakistan's Electricity Crisis
Young Entrepreneur in Sukkur Uses Solar Panels Amid Pakistan's Electricity Crisis
Young Entrepreneur in Sukkur Uses Solar Panels Amid Pakistan's Electricity Crisis

Young Entrepreneur in Sukkur Uses Solar Panels Amid Pakistan’s Electricity Crisis

Young Entrepreneur in Sukkur Uses Solar Panels Amid Pakistan’s Electricity Crisis

Young Entrepreneur in Sukkur Uses Solar Panels Amid Pakistan’s Electricity Crisis

Key Highlights:

  1. Wahab Tunio runs a mobile charging shop in Sukkur village using solar power.
  2. He charges mobile phones and powers his computer with solar energy.
  3. The electricity shortage in Pakistan has driven him and others to rely on solar panels.
  4. Tunio urges the government not to impose taxes on solar panels to keep them affordable.

As Pakistan grapples with a severe electricity shortage, a young entrepreneur, Wahab Tunio, from Qureshi Goth in Sukkur has found a sustainable solution to power his business and support his community. According to ARY News, Tunio operates a mobile charging shop and has turned to solar panels to generate the necessary electricity, overcoming the frequent power outages in his area.

Tunio’s business model, which involves charging mobile phones for Rs 20-30, has become a vital source of income not only for him but also a crucial service for the local residents who face similar electricity issues. His desktop computer, essential for running his shop, is also powered by solar energy.

Due to the chronic lack of electricity, solar panels have become indispensable for Tunio. He emphasizes the need for the government to avoid taxing solar panels, as such a move would make them unaffordable and severely impact his business and others in the community who rely on them.

The electricity crisis in Pakistan has worsened as the federal government has failed to clear payments to electricity supply companies. This has left many areas, including those experiencing extreme heatwaves, without power. K-Electric, one of the main electricity suppliers, recently warned of cutting off power to Sindh government departments over unpaid dues amounting to billions of rupees.

Sources indicate that neither the Sindh government nor the Karachi Water and Sewerage Board (KWSB) have made payments to K-Electric since January. This financial strain has hindered K-Electric’s ability to maintain its network, prompting multiple reminders and warnings about potential network failures and prolonged outages.

Wahab Tunio’s initiative exemplifies how local ingenuity and renewable energy solutions can mitigate the impacts of systemic issues. His reliance on solar power not only sustains his livelihood but also provides a necessary service to his community amidst Pakistan’s ongoing energy crisis.

(inputs from dawn)

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