KESC : Pushing us back in time ?

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/04/aprilmb/khi-thumb.JPGHow many of you still think Karachi is a city of lights, once maintained well by the great parsi community.

If you are one of KESC enemies this summer, a laaltain may be the most symbolic way especially if any street protest like these grow.

http://karachi.metblogs.com/archives/images/2007/04/aprilmb/thelaltain-thumb.jpg Decade ago electricity was everyones issue but its now more of awaami issue than khawaas,hence a lack of interest by authorities. If the situation continues & no steps are taken don’t be surprised to see one part of Karachi in skies & other preparing itself to go back into time with water crisis adding more fuel into it.

The above looks unreal obviously but instead of destroying KESC property why not use a simple & symbolic method. How about a laaltain protest on yateemana attitude towards our beloved city once clean as London & now almost a “city of dark lights” in summer. If a particular group could pump a bit of energy into it, Karachi should see a great protest with candle lights at night in summer. Over optimistic, isn’t it ?

(Previous Related posts: one , two, three, four, five )

(Image credit : HaroonM & Pakpositive)

But Karachi’s local body representatives may follow the footsteps of Swabi naib Nazim if senior decisions makers don’t take any steps towards an issue that is really testing common man’s misery. In any case they can make up the loss due to election year.

15 Comments so far

  1. pyroach (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 5:05 pm

    Yeah, they do it every year, thinking that the public would just forget it after a while. They the government and KESC) haven’t learned a thing and are still accustomed to their own ways. The change of management has done nothing. These blackouts coupled with the heat can drive one crazy and kill a lot of motivation to do anything.

    Lets participate in at least one of the many protests that are surely to staged as the mercury rises with the increase in darkness.


  2. BitterTruth (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 5:25 pm

    Why do you need electricity? Mushi has given you new philosophy of enlightenment..Karachi support Mushi and MQM..the messengers of enlightenment…best time to illuminate everything with your enlightened visions
    According to author mansoor mantra “Mushi gets thing done”..10 hrs breakdown in 21st century isn’t an ordinary feat..but he got it done! bravo!!


  3. ronin (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 6:06 pm

    just wondering that korean nut case in V-Tech – lived in karachi during this summer – and kesc pushed him over the edge……

    f*** yea i guess


  4. Sameer (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 6:13 pm

    da morons want to have high rise buildings with no water & electricity on the ground

    from where they gonna bring da water, clean air , electricity uninterepted for these fu** high rise buildings

    from the f** GHQ ?
    and its not new its been like this 4 ages
    this was last year
    http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/south_asia/5133178.stm
    http://www.dawn.com/2005/05/10/local11.htm


  5. Anon (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 6:31 pm

    This is just sad, one of the biggest city’s in the world without power for hours and hours!

    What can the people do to push the nazim/governement to address this issue?

    Are there certain areas that are more affected than others?

    Do we have data showing the trend each year? Days/dates/times from the last 3 years?

    I can’t think of anything the public can do, let us figure out what can be done to better the situation. Getting generators and other sources is way too expensive for the general public, it makes so no sense.


  6. JayJay (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 6:53 pm

    If it helps Delhi was in a similar situation as far as the power supply (or lack thereof) was concerned until a couple of years back, but things have now turned a corner.

    http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/articleshow/1885890.cms

    http://www.hinduonnet.com/2004/06/26/stories/2004062609400400.htm

    http://www.tribuneindia.com/2005/20050902/delhi.htm#3

    http://www.expresscomputeronline.com/20021111/newsan1.shtml

    http://www.hinduonnet.com/fline/fl2117/stories/20040827001005200.htm

    However, unlike Karachi the protracted power outages in Delhi did not result in large scale city-wide protests and destruction of public and private property.


  7. pyroach (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 8:34 pm

    one can only imagine what will happen when the monsoon rains precipitate on our AAA run/dependent haven.

    AAA (Allah, Army, America)


  8. Red_Munk!! (unregistered) on April 19th, 2007 @ 9:36 pm

    @ Ronin: LOL!!, dont worry dude, guns and nut jobs are both in abundance in our town. All they need is a bit of ‘motivation’ :P.

    @ Pyroach: America? Huh!?

    Its funny to see/hear Karachi wala’s bitch about electricity while its THEIR Gov….Same guys responsible for bringing Glory to this great land!!, Same guys surging us into the 30th Century (or was that BC?), by selling of public properties & National assets (Acountability? Dont be stupid).

    Its a Nation-wide problem & not limited to one city. Wapda & its sister concerns have been putting all the money into their pockets for decades, instead of re investing it back into the infrastructure, aggravating the problem of keeping the suply inline with the demand.

    The sad part is that the donkeys still havnt learnt. (Before some dude jumps up and down about all the progress Mush or his cronies have made, show me results. Granting power licences only means money in the pockets of ppl issuing them.

    Till the gov does not let them produce, this problem is only gonna get worse.
    According to AEDB members by summer 2009, we will have 8hrs/day elec in most area’s of the country.

    & he says we rnt a Banana Republic.

    ^ v ^


  9. d0ct0r (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 12:42 am

    Cartoon about KESC

    http://img405.imageshack.us/img405/4133/kesckq3.jpg

    source : Jang news


  10. Abdussamad Abdurrazzaq (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 12:57 am

    Somebody explain to me what stops the govt. from building a few nuclear power stations to solve this electricity crisis? Apart from utter indifference that is…


  11. Saad Ibrahim Lakhany (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 1:45 am

    kesc was better when it wasnt privatised now the situation is worse in my area usually there are 3 power breakdown in 24 hours each of 2 hours


  12. d0ct0r (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 2:12 am

    incompetent/corrupt workers just want the foreign investor to run away regretting that he invested in pakistan…


  13. wasiq (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 4:27 am

    @A A….govt don’t do such small chores without foreign assisstence….


  14. G K (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 4:35 am

    TUM AAGAYE HOO NURR AAGAYA HAE.NAHEE TO ..CHIRAGOH SE LO JARAHEE THEE…DEDICATED TO GENERATORS


  15. ronin (unregistered) on April 20th, 2007 @ 8:29 am

    with corruption from top to bottom – wtf u expect



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