No load shedding on Sundays?

Well, well, well, what do you know. Our good friends at the Karachi Load Shedding Electric Supply Corporation (and what do you know they even have a website) have actually decided to bless us with some uninterrupted power after all. The Daily Times quote their Principal Information Officer Syed Sultan Hasan as saying that they’ll not only be not carrying out any load shedding on Sundays, but also be reducing the amount of load shedding on weekdays from about six hours a day to two hours a day. It might still be too good to be completely true, but at least it gives us something to look forward to…

19 Comments so far

  1. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 2:09 am

    yesterday Bin Qasim Power plant tripped and power to
    75% of city was disconnected… last year KESC spokesman said that in 2007 you’d be surprised that there will be no loadshedding..

  2. Tamed~. (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 2:38 am


    Fingers crossed, you will be seeing more surprizes
    in 2008.

  3. Tamed~. (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 2:41 am

    Over last few days, I have noticed fewer posts & even less comments on KMB, Is that by any chance related to load shedding?

  4. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 2:46 am

    maybe the moderators have gone for summer vacations like kamran khan of geo..

  5. UBD (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 2:53 am

    Ms zainab people can handle garmee and loadshedding or u can cay used to hoh gaheeh heh. But pls don’t gave them good news like this. i m scared kah kaheeh aik doh kah khushi kah marah dosrah jahan parwaaz nah kar jaheeh….. hahahhahaa

  6. BitterTruth (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 3:25 am

    Its somewhat right to blame for your agony on KESC but the main responsibility lies on the federal government who failed to put any new electricity generation plant in last 10 years. KESC is a distribution company after all. It has certain line losses that aggravates the power shortage but there is also overall power shortage in whole country. The wonderful planners relying solely on Kalabagh dam ignored all other options for power generation (like “Jockey or nothing”). Somebody need to tell Mush that enlighten moderation can not enlighten houses.

  7. d0ct0r (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 3:47 am

    instead of spending Rs 400 billion on army (which can’t be audited) they should spend it on building dams and power generation units..

  8. KA (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 5:00 am

    An easy way to contribute to solving the power issue is to buy laptops v/s desktops. Desktops need a lot more power v/s laptops are powered by 12v batteries. They also do not shut down abruptly when you have an outage. Just a suggestion!

  9. Dictator (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 9:36 am

    plz dont believe on what any gov institution. nothing will get better. if u want to live a healthy life then go away from this country

  10. SS (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 10:26 am

    Pakistan (sey) Zindabhag :)

  11. MB (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 11:44 am

    This guy, SYED SULTAN
    The less i speak about him the better. A donkey & a dog can perform better at his place.

    Better read this on him
    You can skip the starting two para’s :

  12. MystaKool (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 2:14 pm

    the other day i saw this Sultan being barraged by Mubashir Lucman, on his program (aired on Indus TV, I believe).

    Unfortunately, since Tuesday morning, we’ve faced a 2 hour power outage every 2 hours. It is even more disturbing that during the night, our power went out for 3 times, ie 4-5 hours, and again power was out around 7.45am.

    I don’t believe the crap from KESC, and there’s no reason I or anyone should be the least happy with them. Let’s face it, there is absolutely no customer service approach in our society, unless you’ve come from some place else…

  13. Adnan Siddiqi (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 4:47 pm

    Instead of whining all the time, if we stop using ACs at home and rely only on fans then it will be helpful for thousands of people of this city.ACs in Karachi consume 600MW power,a big figure!

    Sacrifice naam k tu koi cheez hey he nai hum mey.

  14. MB (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 4:57 pm

    yes that is probably because i myself not able to post much. Its 8-10 hours load shedding at our side & the rest i am in office.

    Have to post things in bits & pieces.

  15. Xono (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 6:20 pm
  16. decipher (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 7:07 pm

    Although turning off the ACs seems to almost resolve the problem of loadshedding but lets be realistic… I agree with Adnan here sacrifice is a word quite archaic to most unfortunately

    However, we can try to be as efficient as possible…. Maybe you guyz have heard about LiveEarth… there’s an article online… a good read… emphasizes on how one can save the planet, here’s the link below:

    Some highlights of the article that could help us save energy:

    “1. Turn off the lights. Remember to hit the switch on your way out for that well-deserved lunch break. The energy savings from 10 million employees turning off unneeded lights for 30 minutes a day is enough to illuminate 50 million square feet of office space.

    3. Put your monitor to sleep. Whether it shows off your vacation photos or a cool 3D animation, a computer screen saver is not at all designed for energy efficiency. It’s intended to save your screen from “burn in,” not to save energy. Because monitors are responsible for more than one-third of a computer’s energy consumption – even with screen savers – the best way to conserve energy is to set the monitor to sleep or power off when you’re away for an extended period. If you’re gone for 5-10 minutes, enjoy one of CI’s screen savers. Any longer than that, put the monitor to sleep.

    4. Use the stairs. Your brain gets exercise all day, why not exercise your body? Get your heart pumping by taking the stairs instead of the elevator. It’s good for your health, and it saves electricity.

    10. Curb phantom electricity. Many appliances still consume energy even when turned off. Items left plugged into the wall, such as a cell phone charger or laptop adapter, can leak more than 20 watts of power. In the United States alone, “phantom electricity” emits roughly 12 million tons of carbon into the atmosphere. Avoid this by plugging office equipment into a power strip and turning it off at night and on weekends.”

  17. Salman A. (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 7:52 pm

    A couple more tips:

    – Stop watching TV. Keep pocket radio instead which operates with battery cells. Both radio and TV are boring any way.

    – Stop using refrigerator. Instead make a habit of buying and eating fresh food every day including the ice.

    – For Shadi and Valima receptions, invite your guests for breakfast because by the time you get home it is already FAJR time any way.

  18. Balma (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 8:47 pm

    S / Muhammad,

    Back to your usual bold face garbage?
    Write in Urdu or another language that you can write well. It is hard to make any sense of the junk you write in English.

  19. Down with KESC (unregistered) on June 13th, 2007 @ 9:40 pm

    Life without Electricity in a khi office:

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