Lahore, the second largest city of Pakistan, has been facing excessive loadshedding even on holidays, and specifically on weekends. Saturdays and Sundays are traditionally considered rest days for both working parents and students who have busy schedules during the weekdays. The frequent loadshedding has made it just about impossible for the families to enjoy their much-needed downtime, and has negatively impacted their quality of life.
One of the main reasons for load-shedding in Lahore and Pakistan is high demand and inadequate supply. The impact of continued loadshedding can be disastrous on people, specially on students, as it affects their studies during weekdays.
Frequent and prolonged load-shedding on weekends disturbs the leisure time of students, hinders the learning process, and affects their ability to retain information. Along with countless students, I am all too familiar with this struggle.
It has been rightly said repeatedly by many that loadshedding is a painful reminder that our dependence on non-renewable energy has reached a breaking point, and it is time to explore alternative sources that can provide a reliable and sustainable source of electricity.
The government and all its relevant agencies and bodies should find alternatives to handle the situation.