Start of the week blew the social media community away as #RoshniPromisedRoshniDelivered was trending on Twitter. As stated by a government official, significant percentage of the population will be enjoying zero load-shedding from the start of the week.
In a media statement, Sardar Awais Leghari, Power Division Minister claimed that their efforts have made 63% of the feeders totally load-shedding free (Monday on wards). With that, the exact number of these feeders was claimed as 5297 out of 8600 total across Pakistan (Source: Geo News).
IA zero loadshedding on feeders with less than 10% losses to be continued in the summers. pic.twitter.com/kTnTPEwWtI
— Awais Leghari (@akleghari) December 5, 2017
The news speculated with people seeing it as a hope while others totally not buying it as well. People highlighted many aspects associated with the claim.
Congratulations Pakistan 🇵🇰 You are free of load-shedding#RoshniPromisedRoshniDelivered
— PML(N) (@pmln_org) December 3, 2017
The public stated their own experience completely rejecting the authenticity of the ‘zero load-shedding’ achievement.
As people from Karachi had already been excluded from this privileged category, people from Lahore also complained about the absence of electricity for hours on the very day of the news.
آج آدھی رات کے بعد کراچی کے علاوہ سارے پاکستان میں 60% بجلی کے صارفین لوڈ شیڈ نگ سے انشاءاللہ ہمیشہ کیلئے نجا ت
حاصل کر لیں گے۔۔ نواز شریف کے وعدہ کی تکمیل الحمداللہ #روشن پاکستان
— Khawaja M. Asif (@KhawajaMAsif) December 3, 2017
Yaha lahore me to subha se light a nahi rahi, kise bewaqoof bna rahy ho.
I'm sitting in walled city
— Saqlain Haider (@saqlainhaider70) December 4, 2017
Yeh sab ne humko bechari woh gaon ki be perhi likhkhi awam samajh liyah hai ..jo bhi boleinge hum maan leinge ..hum andhe hain ?!?! @TheKeqkuptuar ..hamari shaklon per kya mtlb kya bevakoof likhkha hua hai? Zara jo loadshedding mein kami aae ho ..in haramkhoron se batein kerva lo
— Beeحance (@BeetheLueur) December 4, 2017
However, another fact that cannot be neglected either is that electricity is not an issue during colder months due to low consumption, the truth will be unveiled in summers when usage increases. Unavailability of Sui Gas raises concerns and inconvenience during winters, that still remains a neglected issue awaiting attention.
Pakistanis will only take this congratulations in Summers not in Winters. As your work will speak itself when we need more electricity from May to October.
— Ahsan Sohail (@ahsansohail) December 4, 2017
Yup that is another factor but I ignored it deliberately ( announcing load shedding free pak in December?? Are you kidding me??) But I went behind the actual reason of MWs inclusion in the national system! Bcoz if u keep ur power units off, u wl face load shedding even in wntr!
— Wahab Riaz (@LordWahab_Viki) December 4, 2017
And of course, the disparity on the basis of provinces still remains a question yet to be answered.
— Adnan Aamir (@iAdnanAamir) December 3, 2017
When PMLN say no loadshedding in Pakistan do they mean Punjab? Other provnices are still reporting power cuts.
— Abbas Nasir (@abbasnasir59) December 4, 2017
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