Loadshedding: Punjab interim government announces 2-day weekly off

Move made to help combat the ongoing energy crisis in Punjab.


Web Desk April 09, 2013
Punjab is facing worst energy crisis of all times. DESIGN: MOHSIN ALAM

The Punjab caretaker government announced a two-day weekly off in all public institutions across the province to combat the ongoing energy crisis, Express News reported on Tuesday.

On Monday, the Faisalabad Electricity Supply Company (FESCO) amended the load shedding schedule for the city, following a heated debate with several traders and industrialists.

The Anjuman-i-Tajran also gave the FESCO 24 hours to end unscheduled load shedding in commercial areas, after which they would protest in front of the FESCO headquarters.

In Rahim Yar Khan, at least 300 protesters broke into the Water and Power Development Authority’s (WAPDA) Complex in Rahim Yar Khan and damaged office property. They were protesting against long hours of outages in the city. Some areas of the city have been facing 18-hour outages a day.

COMMENTS (10)

Vectra | 8 years ago | Reply bouncing on "Enlightened" wont help he said truth,it is only denial that for which pakistan is facing such a horrific situation today.anyone who doesn't have courage to accept its mistake can never improve or progress.
antanu g | 8 years ago | Reply

@Enlightened: really...? where are u living bro? it's very bad to lie to show your ego. please show me the list of cities which are getting 20 hrs.supply in india. don't boast about the situation which is not very different from Pakistan. this is escapism

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