The power crisis in the economically struggling country of Pakistan has aggravated, because of which each section of the society is troubled, and in order to highlight the gravity of the problem, the government conducted the cabinet meeting without switching the lights on. Along with this, the government has also prepared a detailed plan for saving power. The Shahbaz Shareef government has issued an order to save 30% electricity in government departments.
The markets will now be allowed to remain open till 8.30 PM only, and the government has stated that by doing this, 6200 crore rupees could be saved. From July, the production of fans which use more power will be stalled, which will help to save around 2200 crore rupees. With the exacerbation in the power crisis, there is anger among common people to trade unions, and most of the businessmen have opposed the power-saving policy.
In Islamabad, the trade union has decided not to implement this plan. Trade union representative Noman Abbas said that the poor are turning poorer, and the business is already on the verge of ending. He also questioned the Pakistan government asking whether it would put an end to the aircrafts and helicopters used during rallies, which could save billions of rupees. He added how in Baluchistan, people were facing power cuts for 10-12 hours, and in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, for 6-12 hours.