Multiple times has the government claimed that load shedding has been eradicated entirely, and multiple times they’ve been proven wrong. Some members of the ruling party and the government still claim that load-shedding is no more while in reality, the public is still facing hours of unannounced load-shedding every day.
The Prime Minister indirectly hinted that the authorities will never let us forget that we live in a “stone age.” Previously, it was told that the holy month of Ramzan will be load-shedding free.
Now that a few days have passed, PM Abbasi has announced that there will be no load-shedding at Sehr and Iftar time only.
Minister for Power Sardar Awais Ahmed Leghari, Adviser on Finance, Revenue and Economic Affairs Miftah Ismail and other officials attended the meeting in which the decision of “no load-shedding” was announced.
The PM further directed electricity distribution companies to formulate plans to recover due bills and prevent line losses. Abbasi ordered the Ministry of Energy to complete their recruitment processes as well.
The month of Ramzan will start in May. Climate experts have predicted that some of the major cities of Pakistan will be hit with a severe heat wave. No electricity, on top of that, will surely make lives of the citizens “easier”.
The summer season has just started and many areas of the country are without electricity for 4-6 hours a day. By the looks of it, the situation will get even worse as the demand for electricity increases.