Power Crisis

Not content with the numerous political crisis that have We have some real crisis staring us straight in our eyes – wheat, power, security to name a few. The power crisis is the most obvious one and it hits real hard. The shopkeepers can definitely be of great help if they join forces together to open shops early and close them after sunset. However, the businesses are confronting these suggestions with reasons of their own.

Karachi Chamber of Commerce & Industry (KCCI) resenting the proposal of close the shops at 7:30 pm due to the shortage of electricity has called a meeting of small traders on January 16, 2008 to discuss the issue.

KCCI President Shamim Ahmed Shamsi and Abdul Majeed Memon said here on Saturday that Karachi Chamber has all along been opposing such kind of suggestions and giving alternative proposals to the government, to the KESC and to the policy makers and had been able with convincing arguments to get such initiatives reversed.

However, given the growth in power demand in the recent years, the sudden rush of electronics and air conditioning appliances in typical homes in Karachi (also known as a ‘growing middle class’) and the lack of any homework done by the concerned authorities to add new power generation capacities might land us in a situation where there is no way but to live without power for extended period of times throughout the day.

7 Comments so far

  1. d0ct0r (unregistered) on January 14th, 2008 @ 8:24 pm

    bomb blast near gul ahmed chowrangi in landhi..

  2. TEE BEE (unregistered) on January 14th, 2008 @ 11:09 pm
  3. ali (unregistered) on January 15th, 2008 @ 2:14 am

    The only answer to this (well, at least in the power dept) is conservation and alternate renewable sources. We can’t evade this anymore by saying that we are a developing country, we are a big part of it–heck, Pakistan has only its own inefficiencies to blame for its problem.

  4. BitterTruth (unregistered) on January 15th, 2008 @ 2:22 am

    The bitter fruit of Shortcuts Aziz policies..
    The Thar coal project is still where it was years ago..No dam even Bhasha dam constructed over the years during Mush rule, not a single MW actually pumped into the national grid in 10 years..Mush can only talk

  5. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on January 15th, 2008 @ 11:00 am

    The supoosedly KCCI office bearers are acting on impluse of those who have no sense of time as money.

    Globally people adopt to day light saving timings to utilise maximum of sunlight hours, for ‘conserving energy’ where as we always stand up against such measures, linking that to Threat to ISLAM ,

    as nation link everything to either the Govt / Islam or former regime. Blame game.,

    IF we adopt daylight savings method and enforce early opening of businesses to close down at sundown, a lot of energy can be conserved.

    It is about adopting to adaptation, and changing general habits.,

    living examples – labor class they are at their work place by 7.30am finish at around 4.30pm and be at their resting place by sun down.

    Again it is about adopting, and changing oneself, instead of blaming and point one finger out when rest of 3 are pointing to urself and thumb is trying act wise

  6. Friendlygale (unregistered) on January 15th, 2008 @ 12:31 pm

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  7. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on January 15th, 2008 @ 4:14 pm

    If you know how to drive a car and stay in Karachi, – My family Senior Ladies owns a working / studying women residency in Karachi., but for that we need references., and complete background check.

    and yes thats NOT in any DHA.

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