Nov 1, 2016

K Electric [Karachi Electric] is involved in false power shutdown in KARACHI - NEPRA [National Electric Power Regulatory Authority] plans to take punitive action against K Electric even though has imposed fine Rs 10 million for its deliberate power recession.

K Electric as usual afflicting & targeting KARACHIITES for no substantial reason of prolong power shortfall rather making its consumers more vulnerable on false & fictitious power shortfall, asserted NEPRA.

For the crisis in the beleaguered seaport of Karachi in June/ July 2015 - a nightmare owing to severe sun stroke, dehydration and exhaustion 2000 lives had been lost where K electric deliberately had underutilized its available power generation capacity & NEPRA had imposed fine Rs 10 million on K electric for its failure – a show cause notice also had been served to K electric advising to maintain and upgrade its distribution and transmission system.
However K electric in its reply to NEPRA had assured to improve its system and investment plan of around 400 million dollars - NEPRA decided to provide an opportunity to K electric to increase its generation capacity and improve its transmission and distribution system strictly as per the investment plans submitted by K electric - failing which NEPRA would be constrained to take further punitive actions under Section 28 of NEPRA Act.
But instead K electric would end its malpractices - kept continued its unprofessional attitude victimizing KARACHIITES with the same distress and physical pain in 2016 too perpetrating the same crime as did in 2015 giving excuses of overloading, tripping and other distribution and transmission failures.
Extended hours of load shedding, system failures and power supply breakdowns are common in the service territory of K-Electric resulting in serious complaints by the consumers of K electric, NEPRA stressed.
Now NEPRA again in 2016 has imposed fine Rs10 million on K electric that deliberately and designedly kept continued load shedding for prolong hours - and it is still continuing in KARACHI for no substantial reason, media reported.

The people of Karachi sustained mental agonies & went through painful situation during long power outage from K Eclectic & even such illicit practice has not been ceased but continued. 

Here I refer today’s Oct 31 2016, I got an SMS from K Electric that due to ‘’maintenance power supply will remain disconnected from 9.0 am to 6.0 pm’’ but it was not 9.0 am power went off today morning at 7.0 am and came back at 8.00 pm so it was a breakdown for straight 13 hours.

Up to 5.59 pm K electric kept its breakdown as mentioned in SMS but it connected further with the scheduled breakdown starting from 6.0 pm that moved till 8.0 pm and as such it became straight breakdown for 13 hours just in one day Oct 31st 2016.

The break down schedule for this area has been determined on daily basis for 6 to 8 hours (08.30 am to 10.30 am) - (2.0 pm to 4.0 pm) & (6.0 pm to 8.0 pm) - Officially we can say it is for 6 hours but it is not - the scheduled breakdown is extended with unscheduled breakdown as the practice going by K electric.

Besides, unscheduled power shutdown is justified by K electric that feeder has been tripped off or high tension wire has broken down etc. the reasons we are given from K Electric call center 118 & 99000 & that happens 2 to 3 time in two week times.

As media reported - NEPRA when asked the authority in K Electric to know the scheduled and recurrent unscheduled power break down on daily basis in KARACHI they replied ''it was govt. policy'' and according to them they have instruction from high ups to do power breakdown in Karachi’’.

On insistence from NEPRA to K Electric that what are the reason of breakdown? Are you unable to produce the requisite power? K Electric replied ''NO''- we have sufficient supply from the existing power generating plants getting its yield well - but due to instruction from local govt. we followed the order'' contended K Electric.

ü  The local govt. of Sind must explain that why they shutdown KARACHI?
ü  Is it mandatory to maintain shut down whilst there is no power crisis?
ü  Why the provincial govt. instruct K Electric to maintain regular power shutdown [on daily basis] whereas there is consistent requisite power supply being availed from the existing power producing plants/ units ?
ü  There is no shortfall so no more recession is essential, asked NEPRA from K electric?
ü  Is it not an insane decision to keep people in trouble instead to give them a peaceful life – keeping the Residents’ and city illuminated?
ü  If K electric consumers are paying the bill and there is no stealing evidences so power supply should be uninterrupted without discrimination?
ü   If someone stealing electricity then K electric an independent entity has strength to take drastic against culprit instead to disconnect the whole area?
ü  K electric spent million in the past through advertisement conveyed candid message to the community – Did K electric attain any result? If not then raid and arrest the culprit to clean the society from such criminal and criminality giving a lucid message and lesson others not to dare to steal electricity.

The KARACHIITES asking NEPRA - Do you understand that imposing fine on K electric is a good resolve to & K electric will not do power breakdown in Karachi as the same action you had taken in 2015 but KARACHIITES do not see any result instead power recession getting more stretched as the time passes.

The horrible & scheming of K Electric keeping unnecessary power breakdown continue in Karachi must immediately be ceased it’s really disgusting and unacceptable. 

Oct 23, 2016

The worst condition of Road from Hassan Square to Cantonment Board Malir (CBM) Gate # 6 Karachi

Certainly the Sind Govt. is responsible to construct Road from Hassan Square to Safoora Chowk as mentioned in Sind Fiscal year Budget 2016-17 but Cantonment Board Malir also is responsible to construct Road leading from SAFOORA CHOWK TO CANTONMETN BOARD MALIR GATE # 6.

Though in the Budget 2016-17 the Finance minister Syed Murad Ali Shah has allocated Rs 50.3 Billion for Karachi Annual Development Plan to invest on city development - in addition to build new projects - construction and rehabilitation of Roads - revamping the existing - repairing and maintenance works of green belt etc - also has been incorporated yet we do not see even a single project that’s been initiated so far according to budget highlights.

It’s about six months but Sind govt. is busy in removing employment ban, appointing CSP officers & recruiting JIYALAI as CM said in Sind assembly emphasizing ‘’YES I AM JIYALA and I will lift ban on employment – I will recruit and fill the vacant position that had a ban since long’’, said Chief Minister Murad Ali Shah while presiding over the fourth cabinet meeting since he has taken over as the province’s chief three months ago.

The chief minister said it is an appropriate time to lift ban on recruitment because the government is trying to improve the efficiency of the government departments to fill the vacant positions on merit.

The Chief Minister (CM) ordered all the departments to start holding Departmental Promotional Committee (DPCs) meetings so that promotion posts can be filled and the rest be advertised in the national press.

There are around 90,000 positions vacant in the province - almost half of which are promotion posts - therefore about 50,000 positions will be filled through the selection committees and Sind Public Service Commission, according to their pay and scale. CM clarified that there will be no compromise on merit. “I need efficient people to make the departments efficient,” he stressed.

But here we want to remind CM that do not forget KARACHI – Also give employment opportunity to KARACHIITES who are living in urban areas and deserve to be treated equally on merit basis - no need to see quota as it has been obsolete & unimplemented claim since decades so go with merit whoever has required degree and caliber and qualify the given criteria recruit them without discrimination – maintain a transparency and impartiality while recruiting, said a seasoned professor who has close eye on Sind.

Please keep in mind that Karachi is not meant only for operation it needs a good living condition too from education to health & employment opportunity – due shares in every disciplines is the basic right of KARACHIITES, responded majority of people gathered around media men who were questioning with normal public.

Besides, now CM must see towards other side of the coin i.e. KARACHI development plan.

We KARACHIITES will be thankful if CM Sind arrange to execute the other clause of the budget ‘’Road Construction Plan’’ that’s has paralyzed us – we have been sick – we are unable to perform our everyday works - our spinal cord has been damaged while travelling on these roads coming from HASSAN SQAURE TO SAFOORA CHOWK & CANTONMENT BOARD MALIR Gate # 6 (& vice versa) - afflicted due to debilitated condition of the roads that have heavy ditches, pit, chuckholes & long weathering road surface.

A capital city of 30 million people ‘’KARACHI’’ has been engulfed with mounting civic problem - we have been confined since ex CM era - We however had been assured by new Chief Minster (CM) Murad Ali Shah who is prone to work no lip service and political rhetoric but believe in practicality - vision - planning and execution as he clarified the very first day when assumed office as CM Sind.

So we KARACHIITES in the same context asking CM please start to execute Budget highlights where following Road Construction has been specified in the Budget 2016-17 it is appended below for CM ready reference;

Ø  Construction of University Road from Hassan Square to NIPA Chowrangi at cost of Rs.770 million

Ø  Construction of University Road from NED University to Safoora Chowk at the cost of Rs. 780 million.

Though Sind Govt. should have considered the Road up to Cantonment Board Malir (CBM) Gate # 6 but it avoided – It may be considering that this small part of Road does not fall into the jurisdiction of Sind govt. but Cantonment Board Malir.

Nevertheless the Cantonment Board Malir (CBM) must look into the worsening state of Road leading from Safoora Chowk to CMB gate # 6 – this small piece of road should not be an issue with CBM as the area connected to the road comes into the domain of Cantonment Board Malir, clarified the Residents.

Hence the Residents of Gulshan-e-Omair and Rufi Sweet Homes, Prem-villa are the property tax payer to CBM – therefore CBM must take care for this small piece of Road, maintained Residents of the area replying to a question raised by TV anchor interviewing the people living around.

People are certain that Sind Govt. will construct Road from HASSAN SQAURE TO SAFOORA CHOWK AND

FROM SAFOORA CHOWK TO CANTONMENT BOARD MALIR GATE # 6 will be taken care by CBM realizing the miserable condition of Residents who goes wounded while performing their daily routine works.

The house wife facing accident threats while dropping and collecting their children back from school due to scale of heavy water tankers parking on the both sides of the roads.

Road crossing is a serious problem - people are pathetic, distressed & hapless where daily accident have been a normal practice due to big ditches, congestion as tanker mafia parking their water tankers close to the entry and exit of the Residents wall & closing intersection as well.

Small vehicles are at hit list they fell due to abrupt condition of roads, roads are broken with no street lights that added more anguish & torture to the inhabitants.

Oct 21, 2016

Is showcasing Bilawal the right decision from PPP mainstream leadership?

or constraint of his father {Asif Ali Zardri} restraining himself hiding from political screen?

‘’Pakistan People Party [PPP] rally’’ on 16th Oct 2016 had been marked to mourn the death of 200 party workers of PPP following suicide bomber attack at a public meeting held at Karsaz Karachi - when Benazir Bhutoo came back Pakistan after 11 years self exiled from UAE - under a covenant concluded between Musharraf (ex president of Pakistan) and Benazir Bhuttto (BB) - following a reconciliation among trio PPP/ PML-N & Musharraf to participate in General Election scheduled to conduct in 2008.

Its nine years though have been passed yet we cannot ignore the martyrdom of our PPP workers & supporters who voluntarily suffered death on 18th Oct 2007. The terrorist attempted to kill Benazir Bhutto but she was saved, said Aasif Ali Zardari (AAZ) a press report.

There were unabated debate among political analyst, intellectuals and civil society that the JIYALE (PPP workers/ supporters) and the main stream of PPP leadership instead to show their sympathies & sorrow for those who lost their life  they were dancing on the truck & the roads around - raising slogan against their political rival.  The entire episode of the rally however could not exhibit its plan and future agenda but just a panicky echo sounds disturbing everyone even who were watching TV at home.

It looks we are living in paranoid – delusion & deception by creating illusory ideas where everyone seems suffering from paranoia instead to believe, appraise and evaluate the situation in its real terms and terminology we assume & move without noticing public response – liking and disliking but just to convene public rally.

In Bilawal case, how PPP leadership decided to handover party affairs to a boy of 25 who is crude and does not have knowhow of politics, a growing mind and action needs to incubate with seniors – a time consuming process not a matter of a day and night.

Intrinsically the basic aim before PPP mainstream were to keep AAZ away of front line – hiding him and getting instruction behind the curtain that’s AAZ did [and doing] and putting Bilawal on the screen [at front line] to seek people favor [in support of PPP to revive & revitalize PPP image] that had been tarnished or reduced because of AAZ bad performance during the tenure of 2008-2013.

Though AAZ held the position as president of Pakistan but he did not deliver the country but engaged in loot and massive corruption that’s became the reason of ignominy, notoriety & ill disposition among PPP workers, supporters & loyalist who though voted AAZ being the husband of BB after her assassination but AAZ & his team disappointed PPP well wishers and its hardliners too.

A paranoid style of politics in Pakistan where not only leadership is living but a normal man also are in delusion and fantasies – it refers ongoing quarrel in TV Talk shows where anchors and guests compete for the highest levels of heated exaggeration, suspiciousness, and conspiratorial fantasy, said a professor in Quaid-e-Azam University Islamabad.

The seriousness of main stream were evident in the Rally that how on instruction of their master AAZ they were keeping silent and avoiding to take the stage but leaving for Bilawal to lead the rally and agenda behind was to portray Bilawal as their Chairman.

Does not matter whether he is capable or not to hold this position or what maimed & crippled message he conveyed to their workers and infused PPP stalwarts to bear him & his childish attitude so long as they are in PPP, said a seasoned worker who left PPP after BB assassin.

The people were of the view that why PPP portraying & showcasing little Bilawal as Chairman who among sturdy and rough faces - senior & experienced leadership [those falling into the range of 60s & above] getting Bilawal a kid who was being pampered by the old-timer, warhorse & old stager standing behind Bilawal in the truck.

The main ambition before PPP is to keep the name of BHUTTO alive & that’s why they are nourishing fostering and raising a teen-age-boy to combat & harness party matters in order to maintain political legacy, said senior PPP leader.

Again, PPP main stream standing behind Bilawal [on the truck] were clapping, encouraging and motivating, giving bottle of mineral water, wrapping his back to keep his incomprehensible speech continue.

What message we are giving the Nation that raising & rearing an immature boy to lead the country who is not equipped with political sense though his mother and grandfather have been a good seasoned politician.

But for Bilawal father neither AAZ nor Bilawal is a politician but a product of an accident they emerged by chance and took over the PPP after assassination of BB.

AAZ had no political back ground he just married with BB and got position in the ministry otherwise politically AAZ was nil and outcast not from Bhuttoo family even.

AAZ however got sympathies, especially feeling of sorrow or anguish after BB assassin - got a landslide victory in 2008 - made govt in federal and became president of Pakistan – it was a moral support from voters who supported PPP looking the consecutive sacrifice of Bhuttoo family i.e. hanging Zulfiqar Ali Bhuttoo - Benazir Bhuttoo (BB) assassination – BB Brother murder - BB mother death due to cancer etc. & a rift for lifetime with the family of Murtaza Bhuttoo

In current scenario there is no Bhuttoo except Bilawal so AAZ & his sister Feryal Talpur is outcast but they want to en cash political legacy using Bilawal as a core model of Bhuttoo family, said political analyst. 

Howbeit AAZ became president of Pakistan but could not deliver though he remained in power for 5 years (2008 – 2013) but except busy in commission and kickbacks & conspicuous failure in performance that’s why the election of 2013 got PPP bad-defeat a fortiori - otherwise it could gain seats but people rejected them discreditably.

Now AAZ has been off the screen and pushing Bilawal to come and take the reign of PPP so neither the father is sound in political diplomacy nor Son Bilalwal -Does not matter if Bilawal mother and grandfather were a well experienced politicians but what they gave the country when they were at the helm of affairs - a long story, said a political analyst

Again, why political legacy is so important in Pakistan - this is political hegemony to incubate an immature boy preparing him for future leadership raising eye brow and asking political pundit to change their attitude and give opportunity others to grow instead to stick with the polity always.

Is it not a monarchical system or kingship what we have in the country so why to entertain legacy? Asked the audience at public forum where the guest on the dice were responding the questions.

The approach to keep survive the ‘’hereditary pattern of democracy’’ unequivocally negates the actual meaning of democracy while democracy is defined;  

”Government of the people - by the people - for the people” but why it is just a lesson of an academic exercise instead to impregnate it literally and in practicality in Pakistan?

We should ask ourselves – Do we have democracy in the country? The democracy what our ruler has? Does it not reflect to Monarchy where ‘’govt. by a single ruler.

Are we not follower of hereditary where familial, ancestral & patrimonial democracy running in the country which is called Aristocracy & Oligarchy (govt. by few persons) but not Democracy?

Supreme Court Chief Justice Anwar Zaheer Jamali also lashes that there is monarchy in the name democracy and bad governance under the garb of good governance in Pakistan.

Since independence we are running the country in the name of democracy but unfortunately we have converted the country into a test tube laboratory where immature boy & girl is incubated and trained by the bigoted, tricky, cunning & knavish politicians who trains their son/ daughter & in laws to run parallel so that when they die or disqualify by any reasons the political legacy may continue either in Treasury Benches or in Opposition & in Senate - and that’s why since 70s we are witnessing the same faces spiral in national politics who feel proud to encroach not allowing others to come in the assembly.

If father dies it is taken over by daughter and if wife dies it is assumed by husband followed with son too. If father in law dies it is taken over by daughter in law – so legacy has been penetrated in our political structure - has become a curse for the country which should no more be survived if we want to see the democracy thriving & flourishing in the country we will have to leave the ‘’political legacy’’ being cancerous for Pakistan.