ISLAMABAD - The residents of twin cities will have low or zero loadshedding of electricity during Eid days due to rains that are expected to continue for almost the whole week.
According to Pakistan metrological department, monsoon rains starting from Thursday last would continue the whole next week in different parts of the country including Rawalpindi and Islamabad. The weather predictions also reached IESCO office and in a press release power supply company committed interrupted power supply to its all consumers during Eid days. In order to ensure uninterrupted power supply to consumers on Eid, IESCO has made special arrangements by assigning special duties to its officials at distribution control centre, Islamabad, says the press release issued by IESCO on Friday.
However, during the holy month of Ramazan, IESCO failed to observe officially announced loadshedding schedule of five hours in cities and up to seven hours power outages in rural areas. The general public faced long hours of blackouts, low voltage and tripping throughout the IESCO jurisdiction. At times, up to 12 hours of loadshedding was reported from rural areas while some areas faced up to ten hours of loadshedding.
After coming to power, the PML-N had announced that performance would be the sole criterion for ministers to remain in their offices and those who would fail to deliver would lose their ministerial jobs. But despite admitting their failures, the federal minister, state minister and even secretary water and power, who were appointed with high hopes, are still holding their offices.
Recently, Minister for Water and Power Khawaja Asif, after giving different reasons for unannounced and long spells of blackouts for one year, finally admitted failure of the ministry to tackle the electricity crisis and asked the nation to pray for rains.