Monday, September 29, 2014
Lahoris have been suffering from four types of power outages. Load shedding, Metro/ flyovers, past and present work, grid tripping and the unknown. Load shedding is usually for one hour at a time repeated on an average of eight hours daily. Metro/ road's outages is between eight to ten hours weekly or fortnightly for shifting electricity related equipment for the earlier constructed Metro road, flyovers or construction of new roads. Grid tripping and the unknown happen off and on for different durations of time. Lahoris are also facing another dilemma, when their prayers for rain to get relief from hot weather and the outages is answered, grid tripping or some other fault results in a very long outage. The unknown outages remain a secret as nothing is told about the reason and the enquiry numbers remain engaged all the time during this outage to avoid responding. With the advent of the holy month of Ramazan and a lot of promises of improvement nothing changed. It is time our rulers read Maslow's Hierarchy of Needs Theory to find out what are our needs instead of wasting time and money on projects which may only satisfy their own political needs or needs of people of their class.