Power woes Continue – Brace for more!!!

We are all hit by the weird power situation and the government is doing a fantastic job of transferring all responsbility for the breakdowns on the new management.

What they need to be reminded of are:
1. You put them there, since you decided to sell it in the first place.
2. When the Saudi Conglomerate backed out of its bid, you guys went begging to Hassan Associates.
3. Just because you sold it to them, the obsolete infrastructure with become new on its own. It will take time for things to change.
4. WAPDA and other areas of supply are not under KESC management. All of a sudden, they feel the urge to pull the plug as needed, asking for an increase in tariff. I call this STATE SPONSORED BLACKMAIL.

The KESC has obtained an approval from NEPRA (national Electric Power Regulatory Authority) for a 15% increase in tariffs. So now, even when the power break downs cease, the nervous breakdowns are bound to continue, thanks to the ever inflating costs.

11 Comments so far

  1. Adnan (unregistered) on May 5th, 2006 @ 9:10 am


    The KESC has obtained an approval from NEPRA (national Electric Power Regulatory Authority) for a 15% increase in tariffs

    is it some breaking news?what I have been reading that WAPDA demanded increase in tarrif rates t Rs 5.5/unit for Karachi only while rest of the pakistan will pay Rs 3 something.

    I agree with MQM’s Kunwar Khalid Yunus’ demand to shift WAPDA from Lahore to ISB.Last night i coudn’t sleep well due to frequent breakdown.


    So now, even when the power break downs cease, the nervous breakdowns are bound to continue

    Well said,now where are bloody MMA people?why are they not comming on roads and protesting in favor of karachiites?They come karachi when they need support and now when Karachi needs support,they are hidden in their holes.

    I cant expect anything from Musharraf,since Hes too busy in waziristan


  2. Adnan (unregistered) on May 5th, 2006 @ 9:11 am


    The KESC has obtained an approval from NEPRA (national Electric Power Regulatory Authority) for a 15% increase in tariffs

    is it some breaking news?what I have been reading that WAPDA demanded increase in tarrif rates t Rs 5.5/unit for Karachi only while rest of the pakistan will pay Rs 3 something.

    I agree with MQM’s Kunwar Khalid Yunus’ demand to shift WAPDA from Lahore to ISB.Last night i coudn’t sleep well due to frequent breakdown.


    So now, even when the power break downs cease, the nervous breakdowns are bound to continue

    Well said,now where are bloody MMA people?why are they not comming on roads and protesting in favor of karachiites?They come karachi when they need support and now when Karachi needs support,they are hidden in their holes.

    I cant expect anything from Musharraf,since Hes too busy in waziristan


  3. MB (unregistered) on May 5th, 2006 @ 11:09 am

    THE JOKE OF THE CENTURY
    Here is a statement by the POWER JOKER, federal minister for WATER and POWER, Liaquat Jatoi (i was so angered by his comments that i was almost about to start a post titled “POWER JOKER”).

    It was in response to a question by a GEO news correspondent regarding severe power breakdown. He says:

    ” kis ne kaha aap se ?. kaheen nahi ho rahi load shading. bilkul bhi nahi ho rahi. haan agar kaheen horahi hai toh woh es liye ki vahan repairing ho rahi hai. agar koi aisi baat hai toh aap mujhey batain , es ke khilaaf action lia jaaiga “

    GOD
    Either he is a C*** or he thinks the awan are or he lives in TORA BORA or some where at MARS.

    Musharraf ne kaisey kaisey gadhay palay huey hain.

    Inspirex : agar aap kaho toh mai waqai mai post banon es ki aik ? phir aap yahan se es ko del kerdena.Lolz


  4. Huma (unregistered) on May 5th, 2006 @ 12:22 pm

    Unless there are several companies competing for customers the things will go further down. Well I guess we need a uniform and strict system where cusomers pay the real electricity bills. Last time I saw most of Karchietes had their meters fixed so they can pay fractions from actual bill. This is teh one reason Saudis backed out.

    On other note.

    Is this true?

    Wife ‘beheads husband’ in Karachi

    http://news.bbc.co.uk/1/hi/world/south_asia/4970440.stm

    I think it’s time to reform marriage laws in Pakistan. We don’t want to see many cases like this and after all many women suffer due to this.


  5. Jay the big J (Jamash) (unregistered) on May 5th, 2006 @ 2:21 pm

    KESC alone is not responsible for all the power breakdowns in Karachi, Its mostly the Kundas, Illegal connections which create power shortage there are so many apartments and houses which have 2- 3 or more air conditioners and they pay not more then Rs. 600 a month To KESC, and we end up paying the price.

    @ Huma:
    BBC Quotes “Islam permits men to take up to four wives.” They forgot to add ” * Conditions Apply ” but doesn’t all men forget that.

    I cant say if the BBC report is true or not but this definitely is http://www.dawn.com/2006/05/05/local7.htm

    So Yeah we surely need marriage laws, but not the one like Hudood ordinance which has so many holes that you can’t even efficiently strain tea with it. And talking about the Law Do we actually have one ?


  6. Discreet Madness (unregistered) on May 5th, 2006 @ 3:46 pm

    Has it occurred to someeone that there’s little the government can do about it, except letting the private sector set up more power generating units to supply electricity. And generating companies will supply electricity ONLY if they’re earning enough return … basic economics … huh?
    So if this “consumer-protector” Nepra would allow them a reasonable tariff, you’ll see them springing up left right and center. If there’s demand, the regulator should not keep the prices low artificially, because some ppl will eventually have to do without it. So here’s the trade-off: Let the tariff rise, and get electricity year round.


  7. Discreet Madness (unregistered) on May 5th, 2006 @ 3:48 pm

    Has it occurred to someeone that there’s little the government can do about it, except letting the private sector set up more power generating units to supply electricity. And generating companies will supply electricity ONLY if they’re earning enough return … basic economics … huh?
    So if this “consumer-protector” Nepra would allow them a reasonable tariff, you’ll see them springing up left right and center. If there’s demand, the regulator should not keep the prices low artificially, because some ppl will eventually have to do without electricity, some of the time, even though they’re willing to pay more to have it. So here’s the trade-off: Pay some more, and get supplied more electricity, or pay less and get less.


  8. Adnan (unregistered) on May 5th, 2006 @ 6:11 pm


    Either he is a C*** or he thinks the awan are

    both conditions are valid,Jatao is the dumbest minister of Pakistan.


  9. Huma (unregistered) on May 6th, 2006 @ 4:24 am

    I am sad to report it, but it is true that “Woman beheads husband” in Karachi.

    Here is a local link

    http://www.dailytimes.com.pk/default.asp?page=2006%5C05%5C04%5Cstory_4-5-2006_pg7_14


  10. Adnan (unregistered) on May 6th, 2006 @ 10:47 am


    Shadi na karna yaroun pachtao gay sari life


  11. MB (unregistered) on May 6th, 2006 @ 11:02 am

    All : Stick to topic yar

    Can i post JATOI’s pic with the joke of the century under it ?

    Mind you, its an open humiliation attempt by me ?. I think i have the right to do that specially what he said ( read above ).



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