Loadshedding: Boys in Lahore hold ‘muddy’ protest

Five boys cover themselves in mud, pose as statues to protest against loadshedding.

Nadeem Chaudhry July 25, 2012
Loadshedding: Boys in Lahore hold ‘muddy’ protest

LAHORE: People of Pakistan have seen all sorts of bizarre protests against the prevalent loadshedding across the country, but five young boys in Lahore have beaten all the odds.

Fully covered in mud, five boys posed as statues and stood at the Jinnah Hospital Underpass Signal on Canal Road to lodge their protest against the unscheduled prolonged loadshedding. They said they used to bathe in the canals earlier to beat the heat but decided to use this unique way to protest and get their message across.

The boys said that they have no power at home for up to 18 hours a day. They cannot even continue their work as designers since they require the use of computers, working on electricity, to complete their job. Even fasting during Ramazan has become troublesome for these boys.

The unusual protest attracted a large number of onlookers, who took pictures and made videos with their camera enabled cell phones. The crowd caused a heavy traffic jam in the area, bothering those who were trying to get home in time for Iftar.

The mud, unlike electricity, helped these young men beat the heat. They appealed to their fellow countrymen to come forward and hold similar protests against loadshedding.


zombie | 11 years ago | Reply

@Mountie: after amendment in law, provincial govt can go for their own power generating units. they aint sincere, its been 2 n half years aftre amendment n nuthing happned

KAW | 11 years ago | Reply

@Mountie: Dear get your facts straight! Electricity is NOT a solely federal issue NEITHER is the federation solely responsible for it. Under recent amendments undertaken by the parliament, provinces are allocated a hefty amount in their budgets in lieu of energy generation. Its no use bashing the federation alone for a blame that should be shared by all..!!

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