Electricity supply to our area was suspended around 12 mid-night (the night between 16 and 17 July) as soon as the first drop of rain fell. Since then no one has restored the supply in spite of several attempts made personally to the LESCO people by several residents of the area. So far it is 14 hour straight without power.
The three phone numbers shown on electricity bills for complaints do not answer. PTCL number is engage all the time while two mobile numbers are switched off. I could not help beating my head when in the morning newspapers I saw the government half-page ads boasting of installation of several new power producing plants. The PPP and PML-N have made our lives hell and no relief is in sight.
MAXIM Cartoonist,
Lahore, July 17.