Category Archives: Blackouts

Impact of Electricity Cuts on the Way of Life

Breakdown of critical infrastructure systems, such as electricity generation and distributing systems, in modern societies can lead to economic expensive and socially catastrophic consequences.┬áPakistanis have been suffering from unscheduled and prolonged load shedding consistently for the past 7-8 years. This … Continue reading

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Water, plain and simple

I recently experienced an “Ahaaan!” moment, a refreshing insight into the energy, climate change, green economy (ECGE) nexus which for a long time has been labelled as a carbon management problem. I would like to confess that while taking an … Continue reading

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Energy Crisis in Pakistan: How and Why?

Pakistan faces an epic electricity crisis that threatens to its socio-economic and geo-political existence. The current electric power crisis has been in the making for the last few decades courtesy to perpetual inefficiencies and degradation of the socio-technical infrastructures for … Continue reading

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Ramadan and Loadshedding in Pakistan

“What is more tolerable, fasting for 22 hours in 18 degree celsius or fasting for 16 hours in 48 degree celsius in the sweltering heat, thank your stars you are not in Pakistan?” chided my mom as I complained about … Continue reading

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Long, Hot Summer and Energy Crisis in Pakistan

I turn on the camera to talk to my parents on Skype and find my dear father sitting shirtless with a hand held fan giving himself a wisp of air every now and then. He tells me there is no … Continue reading

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Power Outages and Power Theft in Pakistan

“We are a bunch of dead souls…. loadahedding at its peak and I haven’t heard even a single protest going on in Lahore. Least bothered and self centered.” Statuses like these have become more and more frequent on fb from … Continue reading

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Dynamics of Living in Pakistan Nowadays

Pakistan is in a desperate struggle to keep its lights on and ultimately its economy rolling. With no lights in the big cities for 10-12 hours and in the rural areas for 18 hours, the economy cannot simply get off … Continue reading

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