Chief Minster Punjab Shahbaz Sharif keeps accusing the federal government of showing discrimination against Punjab when it comes to loadshedding. In the recent past, he even joined protesters who were demonstrating against loadshedding and demanded that the federal government put an end to the “discriminatory power loadshedding” in Punjab. The loadshedding situation in Khyber-Pakhtunkhwa is not very different from Punjab. The residents of this province have been suffering the worst electricity loadshedding ever since the ANP came into power. They take to the street every now and then to protest against the menace but their cries fall on deaf ears.
There is no respite from loadshedding even in the month of Ramazan and people continue to protest. What makes me sad is that behaviour of the province’s rulers. Unlike the Punjab CM, the KPK CM, his cabinet ministers and the parliamentarians belonging to the province are silent on the issue. Not only have they done nothing to provide some relief to the masses, they don’t even have the moral courage to at least speak a few words in support of the people’s demands.
Chinar Gul Manki
I am a resident of a village near the Peshawar Cantonment. The people of my village get electricity for hardly three to four hours a day. The grid station we are connected to is overloaded and as a result we remain deprived of electricity even during Ramazan. We experience power outages at sehar, iftar and almost the entire day.
The residents of my village pay their electricity bills on time and act like responsible citizens of the country. Sadly, none of the elected parliamentarian from this constituency has bothered to take interest in this issue. I appeal to the chief executive of Peshawar Electricity Supply Company to look into this matter.
Arbab Haris Khan
Despite all the protests and demonstration, peaceful or otherwise, by the people, the government is still confidently saying that everything is going fine. About a week before Ramazan started, a statement came from the government that there would be no loadshedding during the holy month.
But, as usual, it was not to be. Interestingly, some political parties which are in government are also protesting against loadshedding. When they are in power why don’t they find solutions to the problem?