Power outages have become a way of life in Pakistan, affecting everything from employment, to medical care and how many times households, unable to keep food cool in a refrigerator, go to the grocery store.

Hundreds of loom factories have also closed down due to the interruptions. Power can be out for up to 20 hours a day in the summer in most areas.

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June 17, 2013 10:28 pm

Excellent photographs...however name of the photographer is missing..?

June 17, 2013 10:49 pm

their is a lot of benefit if pakistan would go back to the old days of oil lamp. 1.with no light there is less chances of going out to waste money on the never ending shoppings. 2. wastage of power on wedding halls e.t.c whereas functions will be held in limited time 3.reduction in crime as most of the goons will opt to remain in the house until the day electricity is back. 4. use of internet filth that corrupts the mind will be less available. 5.heat generated by machines e.g air condioners e.t.c will become zero which obviously will lower the outsude temperatures.6.less interference with what others are doing as it will keep the people busy within themselves just as it did long long ago..7..those who can afford to buy petrol or gas powered generators are few and other pakistanis can always look upto them and say to themselves,"ameero ki kya baat hae" just as our forefathers did who looked upto the kinglys and the nawabs etc

Ravi Ingale from University of Pune
June 18, 2013 10:29 am

China is Pakistan's "JIGARI DOST" so China should help Pakistan in their Energy crisis.

Hassan Jamil
June 18, 2013 2:02 pm

"A way of life".........hahahaha........It is our life style now. We are already in the stone age. The stone age was better than our ones as the caves were cooler and there was no tension for power outage. Also the people were taking their sleep in the normal way and they were not waiting on the street for the light, I mean power to come. Our present and previous governments are only passing time. There is no solution with them for this huge problem. General Musharraf was fool, who came under pressure from the Americans for sending us in the stone age..................the age, we are celebrating.

Riaz Khan
June 18, 2013 4:29 pm

Only fortunate ones are tested by Allah! We should be grateful to Allah for testing not only Pakistanis but all Muslim Ummah since last 1400 years. Remember only Allah's beloved & fortunate ones are tested.

June 18, 2013 5:28 pm

Why did you have to say a christan woman? A woman! I didnt see a comment 'a Muslim woman does etc etc'

June 18, 2013 11:14 pm

@Hassan Jamil: same in india

June 18, 2013 11:15 pm

@rana1: Well done. For the first time I see a sensible reply.

June 19, 2013 12:17 am

Dil Khush ho gaya. We want Pakistan like this.Mera Bharat Mahan

June 19, 2013 1:32 pm

@Hassan Jamil: How Musharraf is responsible for the present power crisis? He tried to have Kalabag dam built, which was supposed to produce electrity and supply water for irrigation. The politicians have opposed it from the beginning.

June 19, 2013 1:37 pm

@rana1: I agree. Pakistan should forget about electric power. Not only because of the listed advantages, but because of the fact that Pakistan cannot solve this problem, any way.

June 19, 2013 4:48 pm

We have been cheated by our times Mir Jafar and Mir Sadiq...

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