Power outages fuels violence in Lahore, Faisalabad

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  1. foxbat

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    Power outages fuels violence in Lahore, Faisalabad | The Nation

    Major cities of Punjab on Monday once again witnessed the violence during protest demonstration against prolonged power outages.
    According to media reports, one demonstrators was killed while other sustained serious injuries when a guard on Gas station opened fire to disperse violent protesters.
    According to the details, in Daroghawala and Shalimar areas of provincial capital, a large number of people gathered and blocked the road by setting tires on fire. The protesters also forcibly got the shops closed during the protest.
    A guard at the petrol pump fired upon the mob in a bid to stop them from damaging the facility. One protester was killed while the other sustained serious injuries. The protesters got further infuriated and set the pump on fire.
    In Faisalabad, distraught people, protested against the protracted hours of load shedding, took to road this morning and staged a novel demonstration.
    The protesters including laborers danced to the beat of dhol (drum) on Sumandri Road; but, before long, they developed aggression and went on rampage, defiling two vehicles.
    The angry youths, wielding batons, forced the closure of bazaar and then headed the bus stop, where they unleashed their fury over two cars.
    The protesters said the power outage sapped out the business completely with joblessness on the rise with no one to help around.
     
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    RIP to the victim.
     
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    Vote for PPP one more time ;)
     
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    Its because of military rule remember pakistani army was ruling pakistan under Musharaff. They have done nothing to build the power generation capacities as a result people are suffering under present govt.

    It takes 4-5 years to build power generation capacities.

    Don't worry PPP is working hard to build new power plants in pakistan.

    One must remember it was nawaz shariff not the PPP govt even before Mushraff (Pak Army rule).

    PPP came to power after more then 10 years so PPP can't be blamed for everything.
    :no:

    Shaheed Rani Mohtarma Benazir Bhutto, pakistan khapey
     
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    hopefully Pakistanis will elect people with credentials and a sense of patriotism and duty-- come elections
     
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    no offence but umad or just stupid?
     
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    let me put some sense in your brain since you dont live in pakistan like us people. When musharraf lef power deficiency was 1500 MW during summer times and during PPP these power deficiency increased exponentially and now stands at 6000 MW shortfall with demand is 17- 18 K MW and production is 10-12 K MW and this happens due to several reasons

    Mismanagement. PPP instead of making permanant power houses, they put more emphasis on thermal rental power plants which worsened the situation with the increase in fuel prices and government become defaulter as the economic situation worsens and cant pay payments to these power houses on time.

    Second reason was mega corruptions and not building new dams. More than 500 billion wasted in giving subsidies to power sector with out any improvement and later supreme court found out that power companies were not running on full capacity and were using sub standard equipments while receiving full payment

    Circular debt were born due to this condition. And government is unable to find permanant solution and only working on temporary solutions.
     
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    Electricity is an essential part of modern life. No one can bear power outage for even few hours. Those peolpe have the right to be angry and no one has the right to blame them of what they are going to do.
     
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    Dude...Politicians are same in our country too...South Asian nations are systematically getting currupt day by day.....
     
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    We saw how much PPP did also when Zulfiqar Ali Bhutto was in power. And then, when Benazir died, PPP used her as a emotional bribe to the public for votes.
     
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    What opinions you have about Imran Khan??
     
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    What opinions you have about Imran Khan?
     
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    As far as I know Pakistan have enough generating capacity, but the problem is most of it is based on oil and gas and with increase in oil prices, they are unable to produce power profitably. The need of the hour is more thermal & hydel power stations and Nuke if you can afford.

    Anyways there are some ways by which power consumption can be lowered . One which was implemented successfully in my state is the distribution of CFL lamps for free.
     
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    great the governor latif khosa says these outrages are equivalent to treachery against the state:p:P:P the people are outside on the streets protesting the idot wazir e bijli has again said loadsheeding is finished and our leaders are outside the country..... GOD!!! i just want to shoot these guys in the face with a machine gun
     
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    it seems a lot worse in the news headline than it is here in reality. I feel for the protester but what were you expecting when you tried to burn down someone's business, rose petals? people have to learn how to protest peacefully, what're you gonna break somebody's car's windshield for?

    anyway, like I said, it sounds a lot worse than it actually is.