A man from Kil Rahmatabad village in the Chapursan valley, northern Pakistan, turns on his oil lamp to enlighten dark night. Darkness comes almost every day in Chapursan, where electricity comes only one night in three days. It is said that the scarcity of electricity is caused by failure of generator in Khyber—a village near Passu, so the whole Upper Hunza and Chapursan Valley suffers from energy crisis. This worsened the situation in Kil Rahmatabad, as it is located at the bottom of the mountain valleys, so it doesn’t receive any sunshine for consecutive two and half months in winter.

Chapursan, Northern Areas, 2006

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