Turn it off on March 29th

Here’s an interesting news item reported on the Reuters Wire Service: “Over 30 Million people will switch off their electricity on March 29’s celebration of Earth Hour. The move is to bring awareness about climate change, and to generate support for energy efficiency. Earth Hour asks residents in participating cities to switch off lights and non-essential electrical items for one hour at 8 p.m. to raise awareness.”

I wonder if KESC is already a few steps ahead this great plan! I just wonder if we can POSSIBLY spin the massive, horrific loadshedding we have here, so the world thinks we’re all just really good, responsible citizens of the world!

10 Comments so far

  1. fahmed (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 7:46 pm

    nice one!

    true & tragic! lets make it a 24 hour blackout 365 days a year!

  2. fahmed (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 7:49 pm

    nice one!

    true & tragic! lets make it a 24 hour blackout 365 days a year!

  3. sumair (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 8:03 pm

    KESC ko yeh idea mat dena warna har din EARTH hour bana daalen ge 20 ghante band rakho light :D

  4. Jamal Shamsi (unregistered) on February 20th, 2008 @ 9:24 pm

    make sure on 29th March our Generators are fuled up, UPS batteries are charged and Solar panels cleaned polished.

    And BRITE HIGH LUMIN lights in protest to attrocities of KESC / WAPDA.

  5. zee (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 1:13 am

    hahahahaha :D

  6. Kamran (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 10:56 am

    hahahahah very well said. We are probably the most earth friendly city in the world giving the amount of electricity we use (or are allowed to use).

    Maybe this will negate the effect of being one of the pollutest city in the world :)

  7. Arslan (unregistered) on February 21st, 2008 @ 4:47 pm

    yeah am celebrating earth hour here…
    since morning…
    jiye KESC…:@

  8. XYZ (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 4:55 pm

    Well, its not a joke guys. I know this kind of load shedding in Karachi is very painful for the residents but look at the city’s consumption as well, especially during summer. In other big cities of the world, government and people are trying to cut energy consumption as much as possible because of climate change issues. Overseas, we are cutting down on our water usage, famous sportsmen and athletes are running programs for quick showers etc. There’s so much going on and people are positive about it. But in Pakistan, all i hear is negative opinions. Let’s conserve energy and other resources and save our planet before its too late!

  9. XYZ (unregistered) on February 22nd, 2008 @ 5:00 pm

    Here’s the link to Earth Hour 2008 website and I don’t see Karachi listed as a participating city:


    Wish Karachi was there too.

  10. Huzefa L (unregistered) on February 23rd, 2008 @ 7:59 pm

    Not sure if that’s such a good idea given our population growth problem.

    Infact, Im predicting a sharp rise in births around Dec 29th – worldwide!

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