Pakistan is currently going through one of the most threatening problems and issues which is the load shedding of Electricity for both domestic and commercial use.
This issue has been very devastating for the national economy as the industries have been adversely affected due to this drastic short fall.
Currently Pakistan is facing more than 6000 mega watts short fall due to which in the urban areas the load shedding of electricity is being done on a regular schedule of 10-12 hours daily while in the rural areas the situation is even worse as the people living in rural areas the schedule of Load shedding is almost 15-16 hours daily which is just too much and due to this excessive and continuous rising shortfall has made the lives of the people of Pakistan very much problematic.
At present Pakistan is producing round about 14,000 mega watts of electricity while the consumption which is ever increasing due to the needs and the high population of the local people has reached 20,000 mega watts so the shortfall of 6000 mega watt is the main and moist crucial reason for this load shedding.
Further electricity load shedding is being used as a weapon in order to obstruct people from work.
This type of electricity load shedding happens any time without any time table.The federal government of Pakistan has to deal with this issue on high priority basis because this load shedding of electricity is one of most deadly hindrance in between the growth and success of Pakistan.Electricity load shedding in Pakistan has increased manifold.So, these employees are getting free electricity equal to their salaries.All this free electricity is being wasted on numerous air conditioners or selling to other rich people.There is another very unjust aspect of electricity load shedding.There is no or less electricity load shedding in officer’s colonies or in rich posh areas.Minister of water and power Raja Pervaiz Ashraf assured that electricity load shedding would be done according to time schedule. Recent government measures of holiday on Saturday and other saving methods have reduced load shedding but not significantly.He assured that electricity load shedding will finish by the end of the year 2009 but instead it is doubled what it was in the past year 2009. Here I want to reveal one big waste of electricity by WAPDA, LESCO and other cities electricity board employees.Government should take drastic measure to finish this electricity load-shedding.Pakistani nation is unhappy that government and opposition is busy in other legislative issues instead of resolving these primary issues.