Skip to main content

No power for 14 hours makes life ‘living hell’

Saturday, March 27, 2010
By By Our Correspondent

AT least eight to 10 hour loadshedding in urban and 12 to 14 hour loadshedding in rural areas is bringing untold misery to the people.

The Pakistan Electric Power Company (Pepco) is shutting down power for as long as 14 hours in a day as shortfall between demand and supply has touched the figure of 5,000MW. Some rural areas in the country are even facing up to 17 hours of loadshedding. A man from Chak Narang, a village on the Rawalpindi-Chakwal Road, told The News on Friday that his village experienced up to 20 hours of loadshedding during since the Thursday night.

Naila Faisal from Jhelum gave the following timings of loadshedding in her city; 10am-11am, 12 noon till 2pm, 4pm-7pm, sometimes 6pm-8pm, 10pm-12am, 3am-4am, and 5am-6am. People from the provincial capital said they were also observing more than 8 hours loadshedding which was a scheduled time given by Pepco for the urban areas.

A woman from Samanabad said her area was suffering badly due to loadshedding of four hours after every one hour. She said their life had become wretched due to power outages. Zoya from Faisal Town, D-Block, said electricity went off after every one hour and no schedule was being followed by the electricity companies.

Speaking to the media at Wapda House on Friday, DG EMC Pepco Muhammad Khalid said the increased loadshedding in the country was due to the load of tube-wells. He said that due to less rains and consequent shortage of water, farmers were compelled to run their tube-wells in order to meet the demand of water for their crops.

Khalid said the National Power Control Centre (NPCC) had been strictly asked by Pepco not to shut down power on emergency basis but it was still doing so in order to save the overall power system of the country. He said the orchards and farmhouses in Balochistan required the maximum electricity in order to save the precious fruit crops so they were being provided power for up to 15 hours.


Popular posts from this blog

SSG Commando Muddassir Iqbal of Pakistan Army

“ Commando Muddassir Iqbal was part of the team who conducted Army Public School operation on 16 December 2014. In this video he reveals that he along with other commandos was ordered to kill the innocent children inside school, when asked why should they kill children after killing all the terrorist he was told that it would be a chance to defame Taliban and get nation on the side. He and all other commandos killed children and later Taliban was blamed.
Muddassir Iqbal has deserted the military and now he is  with mujahedeen somewhere in AF PAK border area”
For authenticity of  this tape journalists can easy reach to his home town to interview his family members or   ISPR as he reveals his army service number”
Asalam o Alaikum: My name is Muddassir Iqbal. My father’s name is Naimat Ali. I belong to Sialkot divison (Punjab province), my village is Shamsher Poor and district, tehsil and post office  Narowal. Unfortunately I was working in Pakistan army. I feel embarrassed to tell you …

CPEC Jobs in Pakistan, salary details

JOBS...نوکریاں چائنہ کمپنی میںPlease help the deserving persons...Salary:Salary package in China–Pakistan Economic Corridor (CPEC) in these 300,000 jobs shall be on daily wages. The details of the daily wages are as follows;Welder: Rs. 1,700 dailyHeavy Duty Driver: Rs. 1,700 dailyMason: Rs. 1,500 dailyHelper: Rs. 850 dailyElectrician: Rs. 1,700 dailySurveyor: Rs. 2,500 dailySecurity Guard: Rs. 1,600 dailyBulldozer operator: Rs. 2,200 dailyConcrete mixer machine operator: Rs. 2,000 dailyRoller operator: Rs. 2,000 dailySteel fixer: Rs. 2,200 dailyIron Shuttering fixer: Rs. 1,800 dailyAccount clerk: Rs. 2,200 dailyCarpenter: Rs. 1,700 dailyLight duty driver: Rs. 1,700 dailyLabour: Rs. 900 dailyPara Engine mechanic: Rs. 1,700 dailyPipe fitter: Rs. 1,700 dailyStorekeeper: Rs. 1,700 dailyOffice boy: Rs. 1,200 dailyExcavator operator: Rs. 2,200 dailyShovel operator: Rs. 2,200 dailyComputer operator: Rs. 2,200 dailySecurity Supervisor: Rs. 2,200 dailyCook for Chinese food: Rs. 2,000 dailyCook…

A ‘European Silk Road’

publication_iconPhilipp HeimbergerMario Holznerand Artem Kochnevwiiw Research Report No. 430, August 2018 
43 pages including 10 Tables and 17 FiguresFREE DOWNLOAD
The German version can be found here.In this study we argue for a ‘Big Push’ in infrastructure investments in greater Europe. We propose the building of a European Silk Road, which connects the industrial centres in the west with the populous, but less developed regions in the east of the continent and thereby is meant to generate more growth and employment in the short term as well as in the medium and long term.After its completion, the European Silk Road would extend overland around 11,000 kilometres on a northern route from Lisbon to Uralsk on the Russian-Kazakh border and on a southern route from Milan to Volgograd and Baku. Central parts are the route from Lyon to Moscow in the north and from Milan to Constanţa in the south. The southern route would link Central Europe with the Black Sea area and the Caspian Sea litto…