Dawn News

April, 01 2015
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Official apathy towards fire

LET me share a case of administrative apathy, coupled with the lack of social watch. A few days ago a fire caused by sparking in electricity lines engulfed a multi-story plaza located in the area of Qasimabad, Hyderabad. I reside near that plaza. Listening to cries of people I woke up. I saw that the fire has engulfed the plaza. I made calls to the inquiry office of the PTCL and asked them to give me the number of the grid station, Qasimabad.

They provided me the number: 0229 240137. I called the station. I found that there was just a noise in the lines. The call lasted just 10 seconds and ended. I tried to redial five times but met with the same fate.

I thought there might be temporary problems in the number and the line of the grid station of Qasimabad. But my assumption proved wrong when I again called the station after 15 days to inquire about continuous electricity pitfalls. I found the same situation.

This is how people suffer in the absence of the rule of law and lack of sense of duty. The authorities should take notice.

JAMIL JUNEJO Hyderabad


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