ISLAMABAD - The residents of twin cities of Islamabad and Rawalpindi have been witnessing unprecedented hours long scheduled accompanied by un-scheduled power outages multiplying their miseries during the current heat wave.
Resident of the twin cities talking to INP complained that sleepless nights have become their fate owing to prolonged power cuts in twin cities and its rural areas.
, adding that incumbent government has done nothing to cope with situation despite repeated directive from Prime Minister Syed Yusuf Raza Gillani to stop unannounced loadshedding.
Muhammad Tariq, a resident of G-9/4 said that three to four hours of continuous loadshedding is being experienced for the first time in many sectors of the federal capital.
“People from other parts of the country believe that big cities particularly Islamabad face short loadshedding duration compared to other parts, but this is not true as we are also facing the same situation,” said Dost Muhammad of Barakahu.
They said that long power suspensions have made all the alternate methods like UPS and generator useless. Besides electric appliances are not working properly and some people complained that their appliances have burnt down due to hide and seek of electricity.
The unprecedented loadshedding has sparked violent protests in different parts of the twin cities for the first time. During such protests people burnt down public property, as well as private vehicles.
IESCO official talking to INP said that the use of air conditioners, fans, fridges, deep freezers, water dispensers and coolers increased in the summer and this was the reason that productions of electricity remained insufficient to fulfil the demand.