Load Management – Riots in Karachi

The latest in news is that a protest against load shedding in Karachi went violent at Shahra-e-Faisal and ransacked a bank and a KFC outlet.

Load shedding has become a national problem that even the capital failed to avoid. However, power supply shortage has never been as accute in other parts of the country, expecially Lahore, as in Karachi which is the largest and most important city in Pakistan.

Do you think it is right to pull down a restaurant with people sitting inside just because its air-conditioning was running through private generators when the whole area was in dark?

6 Comments so far

  1. Pretty Simple (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 2:23 am


  2. GETRE (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 2:56 am

    We are not alone in this.See how other Megacities are handling their problems and compare where do we stand?


  3. Faraz (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 2:59 am

    “Do you think it is right to pull down a restaurant with people sitting inside just because its air-conditioning was running…”

    hmmmmm….let me think… pulling down a restuarant… AC’s are on… must be on generators…. hmmmmm… fried chicken… fruit salad…. well… i would have to say… No. not right to pull it down :)

  4. Shehnaz (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 8:23 am

    Probably not right to do that to a KFC. But i guess one can understand why it caused ppl to do this. Extreme heat, lack of water and basic utilities which the govt. should provide instead of getting luxury cars for ministers, brigadiers etc.

    I don’t agree to the burning…but i understand.

  5. Saad (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 12:49 pm

    If they are morons enough to ransack a bank and KFC they deserve to live in darkness. Our problem is that as a nation we are not long-term oriented. This crisis happens every year yet no long term solution is sought. If someone tries to build a dam, its these same morons who ransacked kfc that oppose building one. So fine, let them spend their days and nights without even a fan and let them enjoy their summers.

  6. Hasan Mubarak (unregistered) on June 21st, 2007 @ 8:58 pm

    We were having a discussion and one of my friends gave his opinion that the Govt. is itself creating a situation here to pave way for Wapda’s privitization… Makes sense?

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