Letter from KESC & WAPDA

Dear Valued Customer,

We are proud to announce our brand new service, Total Black Out. This service has been offered keeping in view your demand of uninterrupted service and our problems with that demand. We assure you that we will be providing you with no service at all for an extended period of time. Total Black Out aims at bringing consistency to our services. Let me mention that it is an extremely cost effective service; both for you and us. We will be saving some much needed electricity and our extravagant maintenance costs and you would be saving on your electricity bills.

We are here to cater your every electricity related need and we assure you that all your complaints and protests against us have been catered to with this service and I am sure that you will agree that we have delivered on our promise of uninterrupted service.

It is with great regret that I inform you that there will be a few glitches initially in this service. As with any new service we have not worked out all the problems but we at KESC & WAPDA believed in the dire need of this service in the country. We hope that you will bear with these problems till we work them out. After all it is not easy to ensure uninterrupted service of no electricity nationwide. We also know that you have no other choice.

We tested Total Black Out last night successfully for 6 (and more) hours throughout the country. Consider it our gift to you for the Holy month of Ramazan. We hope to bring it into effect more often and for longer periods of time.

We wish you all a very happy, electricity deprived Ramazan to you and your loved ones. May Allah shower his blessings upon you and may solar energy never replace the need of power. We remain your loyal and most humble servants.

The WAPDA & KESC Management Team.

14 Comments so far

  1. Kashif (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 6:25 am

    Correction: You have to pay service charges for this service.

  2. Haseeb A (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 7:12 am

    Very well written!
    Have you considered appying as a PR rep for these companies?
    Btw, Mush must be proud now! We are ‘khud kafeel’, we dont need no bush for goin to the stone age, we can stand on our feet, beg from the IMF n World Bank and go to the stone age ourselves.. first the roads, then the electricity, whats next?

  3. Äß│Ç│ (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 7:18 am

    Its a gift of Ramzan for all of us. They said there will be no black out during Sehri and Aftar, they are quite right we were facing light problem since almost a week but we had light in sehri and yes it went with Azan.

  4. KhiTorPitt (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 8:34 am

    We are lacking water, and have huge sewarge problem everywhere, we lack electricity, our literacy rate is the lowest, and crime rate is the highest. But still one of our minister says that our country has the potential more then Japan.

  5. Bamboo (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 9:22 am

    KHITORPITT, thats bullshit as we all know. We are going backwards whatever these ministers and specially Prime Minister says. Look at his face when he is giving us those boring speeches, the guy knows he is talking all rubbish and lies :)

    I am sure he is not liking it to run the country as Prime Minister. It is Musharraf’s bamboo that is keeping him here..

  6. mansoor (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 11:09 am

    lol! nice one extiinct! however, the service is not cost-effective :p even with major blackouts, the bill comes the same as it did previously :P

  7. Faysal Hayat (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 11:33 am

    Darn! here we go again blaming Mush and Shaukat for all our problems.

    we r a nation of whiners… we caan only whine.. whine abt everythin from open gutter holes to electricity probs… and all we can come up with is a escape goat!

    if u have the courage to change something.. then change urself!! if u wanna show ur fist show it to the lazy incompetent KESC & WAPDA creep who cldn’t plan the entire country’s electricity consumption.

    I m sick n tired of this whining… n blaming who?? Musharraf?!!? wat do u think he’d come down to ur home to solve each n every one’s problems.. he can only show u the waay!!! its for us to take a stand… y dun u ppl organize urself n go to these KESC n WAPDA offices n lodge a protest!!… ooo… organize is a difficult proposition for us Pakistanis…

    we r a pathetic crowd of ppl blaming our leaders for even our midlife crisis… our leaders r our reflections…



  8. PatExpat (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 2:41 pm

    Faysal Hayat seems to be be very excited about something. I agree with him. We should not blame Musharraf or Shortcut Aziz for the ill happenings in our country.

    He is right. They are the President and Prime Minister. Why should they be blamed for electricity blackouts, water shortages, corrupt judicial system. There only job is to portray to the world that Pakistan has progressed economically and is a liberal country. And if given a chance, a self portrayal at the expense of national exchequer promoting an autobiography with a troupe of 70 ppl including 20 federal ministers.

    I am waiting for the day when Shortcut Aziz starts promoting his own book that how he brought the country back from bankruptcy while he is in office.

  9. Haseeb A (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 7:42 pm

    yeah.. where does faisal hayat lives? hasnt he ever been outside a KESC building after a 6 hr blackout and see the masses there burning tyres n stuff? should we start using bombs to protest now?

  10. Hena (unregistered) on September 25th, 2006 @ 7:48 pm

    Sorry I disagree … if you choose to be a leader of a country, you also indirectly choose to take all the crap that goes with it, especially when things are clearly going wrong. Same goes for when there are improvements, successes, etc. the leader takes credit right? Let’s be fair here, Pak needs help .. it’s sad to see a “Muslim” country cause its own people to suffer during Ramadan. Insha-Allah I really hope it isn’t that bad during the month ahead.

  11. Mahrukh (unregistered) on September 26th, 2006 @ 8:22 am

    well well i would like to quote something here..

    during the rule of Hazrat Umar (RA), he used to visit the streets of madina at night in order to figure out if any one under his rule has slept without having food.. he was so scared and concious about the fact that he has been made the incharge/responsible for so many people (residing from morocco to afghanistan and from yemen to italy) thus used to cry at nights realizing that.. he used to say that “if a dog dies on the bank of river frat (euphrates) with hunger and thirst, Umar will be questioned and impeached about that on the Day of Judgement”

  12. Bamboo (unregistered) on September 26th, 2006 @ 9:08 am

    Faysal Hayat, your second is beautiful. In your hayat, pls try to go to a KESC office and talk to them; you’ll realize and regret on your post above. I am really sorry for you man; it seems to me that you have just opened your eyes after your birth.

    Ever worked in any organization?? the system of country is almost similar to any office. CEOs have direct responsibility of everything that goes right or wrong in their jurisdiction.

    I completely agree with PATEXPAT, HENA, MAHRUKH and others who are also surprised to see such senseless post of yours. I was kind of a person who would never be interested in leaving Pakistan for good but look at the tension in the air now. After 60 or so years of independence we are still struggling for electricity, water, roads?? Look at other nations around us namely Dubai, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand, Hong Kong.. ever thought whats the reason of their success? THINK????

  13. Zeeshan (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 6:11 am


    – Cellphone Snatching
    – Water Shortage
    – Huge Electricity Shortage
    – Roads you can’t drive on
    – Shortage of Parking Areas
    – Reat Estate Market is higher than ever
    – Evergrowing Inflation
    – Car Snatching
    – Motorcycle Snatching
    – Shortage of proper medical care
    – High GAS prices
    – Shortage of honest policemen
    – Lack of security
    – Highly polluted air
    – Highly populated city
    – Lack of proper education

    That was all from the top of my head. I MUST be missing something. Please add what I have missed.

  14. sabaina (unregistered) on September 29th, 2006 @ 6:16 am

    but can we leave karachi? nah :) i just wish things’d get better.

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