RAWALPINDI - Unscheduled and prolonged power loadshedding in twin cities of Rawalpindi and Islamabad has made hot weather unbearable for the residents.
The residents of the twin cities complain that they are spending sleepless nights due to hours-long power outages in rising temperature. Duration of loadshedding in most of the areas was 15 to 20 hours per day.
A number of people told APP that long duration and unscheduled load shedding has disturbed their routine life and it is very difficult for them to actively work in the offices after spending sleepless nights.
They demanded of the government to take immediate steps to end the loadshedding as in the coming days, according to Pakistan Meteorological Department, “sever heat wave” would continue to prevail in most parts of the country.
Muhammad Afzal, a resident of Model Town Humak, who was sitting outside of his house at midnight of Monday said, “I am sitting here and waiting for electricity for the last two hours. There is no electricity in the area and I have no knowledge that when the quarters concerned will understand the miseries of people.” Zaheer Ahmed, another resident of Rehmanabad severely criticised the quarters concerned for not evolving an effective strategy to tackle the situation, saying the policymakers cannot realise the problems of the common man by sitting in air-conditioned rooms.
Suleman, a resident of Adiala Road, said, “We are paying huge electricity bills, but the government still states that a huge amount is still pending for IPPs.”
He questioned that why the government is not taking action against the concerned quarters that are not paying bills and create problems for the whole country.
Muhammad Hanif Khan, a resident of Shalay Valley, said that power supply remained suspended for several hours without any schedule which has paralysed the routine life besides affecting business activities.