Residents spending sleepless nights
Residents of the twin cities are complaining 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 loadshedding 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 criticized the concerned quarters for not evolving an effective strategy to tackle the situation, saying how the policy-makers can realize the problems of commonman by sitting in air-conditioned rooms.—APP