THIS refers to frequent power failures in Rawalpindi. The power supply in our area is erratic, and we face frequent breakdowns. The supply gets snapped anytime plunging the entire area into darkness.
After an hour or so, the power supply is restored and we heave a sigh of relief. But for how long? The supply stops once again. This hide-and-seek continues until midnight.
These frequent breakdowns create great inconvenience. Students, senior citizens and children suffer a lot because they are deprived of a sound sleep. When they get up the next morning they feel lethargic, dull and inactive. So, their work suffers.
Not only this, darkness helps anti-social elements and business also suffer. The area officers concerned pay little heed to our requests.
The authorities concerned should look into the matter and take necessary steps to ensure regular power supply in our area.
Muhammad Usman Raja
Published in Dawn, December 9th, 2019