Awaran is one of the poorest districts in Balochistan. Formerly known as Kolwah, it was recognized as a district in November 1992.
Unfortunately, in the 21st century, the residents of Awaran are facing numerous issues and deprived of the necessities of life such as safe roads, functional hospitals, electricity, and gas. One can imagine how hard life is for people without these facilities.
During my recent visit to my hometown Awaran, I realized how difficult it is for someone to travel the broken roads, but this is now a daily reality for those who need to get to work and from work to home. These roads have become the cause of several accidents. Recently, our village bus carrying students escaped a terrible accident with sheer luck.
No Female Doctors in Awaran:
There is not a single female doctor in the entire Awaran district including its tehsil Mashkay. As a result, many women in the district who require medical care go unattended. These have not been without severe consequences. Many women have lost their Precious lives during and following pregnancy and childbirth. The numbers are high among the poorest who cannot even afford to travel to cities for medical care.
No Gas in the district:
There is a gas plant in the main city of Awaran but is not sufficient to meet the needs of all of its residents. Even around the city, people still cut use woods for cooking purposes. The poverty-stricken people are compelled to buy a pile of wood for Rs: 1500 or Rs: 2000.
There is a severe electricity shortage in Mashkay. The electricity supply in Mashkay runs for merely 2 hours while in district Awaran it is restored for not more than 5 to 6 hours a day. Amidst these challenges, its people await a miracle to happen when their leaders realizing their responsibilities facilitate the people with basic needs and amenities.
No Bank in Tehsil Mashkey:
Despite being the largest tehsil of Awaran, Mashkay is without a Bank. Its people have no other options to travel all the way to Awaran city and Nall for Banking purposes.
I humbly request our public representatives and other authorities in Balochistan to kindly visit Awaran and its Tehsils to see for themselves, how the people in Awaran, Mashkay, and Jaahu are forsaken to live a miserable life without the above-mentioned facilities. Life there is very unpleasant for the residents. It is high time the authorities take immediate measures to ensure the residents of Awaran district receive the facilities they deserve.