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Power outages and world media

THIS is apropos of the international media coverage about India’s power outages that have triggered panic among the local people and the officials. What I have noticed is that this one-off incident has attracted international media attention. However, Paksitan’s chronic power outages have not attracted the world media’s attention.

Pakistan has been suffering from this for a long time, but there is little support from countries like the UK, the US, France, Russia and even China. This has not helped us get out of this crisis.


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Aug 14, 2012 09:07am
Pakistan's goal are set towards religious activities not to economic or political well being
Aug 14, 2012 01:58pm
Pakistan was more prosperous than India in 1960s .The qustion people should ask what went wrong and change if they feel it is needed
(Dr.) B.N. Anand
Aug 14, 2012 06:17pm
No sir, the difference between the regular and repeated power tripping and total grid failure are two different situations. Like Pakistan, we in India too have very often power trappings which last for some time only. But this grid failure was a huge and gigantic power failure resulting a total black out in most parts of the country. That made news because of enormity of the situation. The silver lining in this black out was it was sorted out with in a few hours. That is more commendable and to be appreciated. Otherwise such grid problems often take much more time to get fixed. So please do not feel let down by the western press. Our local regular power trappings also go unnoticed even in our own media. BNA
Azfar A Khan
Aug 14, 2012 11:42pm
There's no support from these countries for Pakistan as they are not sure whether the aid these people would give will be spent appropriately? Floods of 2010 are an example when nobody helped us! In contrast, India is a big economy and it matters for the countries mentioned above in the letter.