Lahore in grip of severe electric shortage, Who is responsible for this continued crisis? This or That Do-Nothing Government? What are the solutions, actions that can be taken?


10-12 hour load shedding till January?
The Pakistan Electric Power Company has announced that up to 10 -12 hours loadshedding will continue by the end of January when the supply position of hydal power generations will start improving.
“The situation is likely to improve by the start of the fourth week of January 2009, when present canal closure is expected to end.”
According to a press release issued here on Sunday, Pepco said due to canal closure and massive reduction of water releases by IRSA from Tarbela and Mangla reservoirs, hydro generation with an installed capacity of 6,500 MW has plummeted sharply for the last one week.

5 Comments so far

  1. Asim.Net.Pk (asim) on December 30th, 2008 @ 4:11 am

    One reason or another, Load Shedding is unbelievable extent in Pakistan
    and every sector of work is suffer, when we should be moving ahead in
    2009, we are hitted back in blackout situation.
    In Nov, suddenly there was no load shedding then started again
    i dont understand why we cant work things out professionally.
    I wonder till how much time, Pakistan will be facing this load shedding
    Government or Pepco etc, just come up with another reason to give more
    depression to pakistani people. Soon every house in pakistan will be
    independent from government providing electricity, as in main cities
    people arleady bought electric generators to survive but still not enough!
    Another reason why pakistan is being left behind in global developments!

  2. ڈفرستان کا ڈفر (duffer) on December 30th, 2008 @ 12:25 pm

    no these kids can also say to their descendents
    "hamray waqton main bijli b nai hoti hi, mom batti ki roshni main beth kar taleem hasil ki hai, tum shukar karo k bijli hai…"

  3. faisal02 on December 30th, 2008 @ 2:49 pm

    Masses suffer is nothing but common

  4. blunt on December 31st, 2008 @ 1:03 am

    First of all we as citizens should understand the gravity of the situation which is that we have an absolute corrupt government which is here to loot and plunder and not solve the problems that afflict a common man and to expect of some good deed from this lot is being naive of the first order or it will be living in fool’s paradise. We always expect miracles and especially we rely too much on some kind of ‘hero’ who will suddenly emerge on the horizon and would have a magic wand to solve the problems of ours whereas the truth of the matter is that we as have to become a nation first and then think about solving the problems. The factual and bitter position is that we can not think outside of our vested interests and everyone seems to be caught up in ‘every man for himself’attitude and so we are a crowd rather than a nation. Always remember that leadership only serves as a catalyst and the ground work is laid down and done by the people. When there is a spark then it is easy to produce a fire but where we dont even see a spark then how can we create a fire?

  5. Hasan Mubarak (hasanmubarak) on December 31st, 2008 @ 1:27 am

    @blunt: We saw a spark in the form of judiciary restoration movement which seems to have extinguished by elements who were fueling the emotions of the nation for their own vested interests and are silent now. The flame or the spark has to keep glowing and it is the leadership who performs the responsibility. I’m not saying that people should entirely depend upon their leadership for salvation, though they still have to credit and support someone who is truthful, sincere, trustworthy and capable of getting them rid of darkness.

    Besides, the worst part about loadshedding is that in some areas of the city, it is being done continuously for 2 to 3 hours in a row which is absolutely outrageous…

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