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They did it again

March 20, 2009

The sky is covered with thick, dark clouds. The cool and fresh wind is blowing that touches the soul creating that inner happiness, difficult to explain in words and it’s drizzling too. The weather is awesome and the day is beautiful but not everything is right. The merchants of darkness have plunged us into darkness once again. We stay without power for hours these days. Read it yourself:

Friday, March 20, 2009
Urmar power pylon blown up

Bureau report

PESHAWAR: Unknown miscreants Thursday blew up a 500-kilowatt power pylon in Urmar area, a suburban village in the environs of the provincial capital. Talking to media, spokesman for Peshawar Electric Supply Company (Pesco) said that perpetrators exploded the power tower in Urmar area by placing explosives at the four sides of the tower, which went off at around 5:00am. The blast disrupted power supply from 500-KV Peshawar-Tarbela Line and electricity supply to the city, cantonment and other parts of the provincial metropolis for more than eight hours. He said that the electricity supply was restored from alternative sources. However, he added, the tower repair would take at least five days.


Picture: The News

35 Comments leave one →
  1. March 20, 2009 11:20 am

    No words are enough to condemn this and I also wonder where in the world are the so called security walas at such times?

    On a separate note, the second sentence of this post is absolutely beautiful and is very well written. Meaning in long sentences usually fades as the sentence continues. It is very rare to see a long sentence like this one that keeps flowing unobtrusively and carries the readers along as they totally enjoy the feeling that is being generated through artful placement of words. Lovely indeed!

  2. March 21, 2009 3:34 am

    Last nite was terrible. You can’t find concentration for doing something when this happens. And keeps on happening. 😦

  3. Ayesha permalink
    March 22, 2009 3:47 pm

    Bigtubboat: Thanks a lot 🙂

    Bilish: It was indeed very terrible. But the situation has improved a bit now.

  4. bmk permalink
    March 23, 2009 5:46 am

    Yeah, thank God for the thick clouds during the situation & mausam being very pleasant otherwise people would have started cursing WAPDA, the real way, right in March…

  5. March 23, 2009 8:33 am

    Yes! for the last two nights, there are no blackouts after 9/10 pm

    I was out last night and it was awesome to see city sleeping after midnight. An uncanny sight, I must say. At least quite the opposite of what we see on idiot box.

    @Ayesha & bmk
    I will be surprised to know if you guys are also in the walled city.
    ??? 🙂

  6. March 23, 2009 8:56 am

    @ Ayesha: It is amusing to see a tub in my nick 🙂

  7. bmk permalink
    March 23, 2009 9:26 am

    I wuw visiting the Wall cities, be it Lahore or Peshawar. I am not sure what they claim about night time in Peshawar’s wall city. But folks at places beyaond Sadar bazar, all the way to Hayat abad go in, pretty early now. I am not expecting ppl going out much during summer as well due to the aaj kal ki situation.

    hamaRi posti gaaRi kharaab hay so I am just limited to peshawar university & around. Though baghir jaanay ka diL bhi nahi kar raha itna, due to the eternal freshness in univ.

    Did you hear the ikkeees topoun ki salami in the morning? perhaps I was too close. wonder where is the firing range? prayed fajR due to ’em today. Lagta hay they were directed at Mangal Bagh also. ik teer mein do shikaar. 🙂

  8. March 23, 2009 11:11 am

    Walled city, Ring Road and Hayatabad. My work keeps me on the move in these areas. And I agree that not many people would go out because of current situation and hot weather. Though, It’s pleasant today. Drizzling. On the rooftop I was watching kids flying kites. Awesome!

    I was near Bala-Hisar Fort but didn’t hear anything. BTW, I was awake 😛 Perhaps something to do with the direction of toupous.

  9. Ayesha permalink
    March 23, 2009 1:52 pm

    BTB: Sorry… I was so sleepy I think 😀

  10. Ayesha permalink
    March 23, 2009 1:56 pm

    I am not in the walled city 🙂

    That’s so true the current situation really discourages people to go out much, staying outside till late is out of question.

    Yeah the best thing about today is the cool, cloudy weather. I saw the kite runners too. They were going crazy after the kites juggling between the cars on the main road 🙂

  11. March 23, 2009 2:42 pm

    So you are outside the walled area 😛

  12. Ayesha permalink
    March 23, 2009 4:00 pm

    I guess it’s getting confusing 😛

    Err… what’s walled area? 🙄

  13. March 23, 2009 6:04 pm

    Walled area ; the area inside old gates of Peshawar. 16 gates, I guess.

    Let me make it simple 😛
    Are you a Peshawarite?

  14. Ayesha permalink
    March 23, 2009 9:32 pm

    Yeah I am 🙂

  15. March 24, 2009 7:21 am

    Kite Runners…oh! reminds me of that movie 🙂

  16. March 24, 2009 10:03 am

    @ bigtugboat .. which reminded me of ‘The Kite Runner’ the novel by Khalid Husseini .. a class read 🙂

  17. March 24, 2009 3:31 pm

    aadil, that movie is based on that very novel 🙂

  18. March 24, 2009 5:27 pm

    phew, okay 😉

    I’ve seen the movie. Good one! 🙂

  19. March 25, 2009 8:27 am


    reign of terror continues

  20. March 25, 2009 11:23 am

    No end to it.

  21. March 25, 2009 12:51 pm

    جان دو ڈبل اے
    بجلی ہو گی تو کھمبوں کے ہونے نا ہونے سے فرق پڑے گا نا!۔
    آجکل تو ہمارے ہاں لوڈشیڈنگ کی بہتات و فراوانی ہے۔

  22. Ayesha permalink
    March 26, 2009 10:43 am

    Tazeen: They did it once again yesterday. Another tower was blown in the same village. The repair would take another week. So we are having worst blackout.

    DFR: Lol… you are right I think 😛

  23. bmk permalink
    March 26, 2009 11:11 am

    Authorities are doing it themselves. To get the locals against their opponents; Taliban. What do you guys think? Who benefits the most of such things?

  24. Ayesha permalink
    March 26, 2009 11:17 am

    Conspiracy theory? 😛

  25. March 26, 2009 11:19 am

    When did it happen?
    AGAIN! 😦

  26. Ayesha permalink
    March 26, 2009 11:22 am

    Well the government has already got local (Qaumi Lashkar) to patrol the streets of their respective villages and cooperate with the authorities.

    Taliban are benefiting the most. They cause damage, they harass people and they are becoming deep rooted in our society. Taliban is not just a name of militia; it’s an ideology.

  27. Ayesha permalink
    March 26, 2009 11:22 am

    The local paper said… it happened yesterday.

  28. March 26, 2009 11:22 am

    “Authorities are doing it themselves.”

    hainnn! really??:((

  29. March 26, 2009 11:35 am

    Yes! it happened. Perhaps I didn’t notice it yesterday.

  30. bilish permalink
    March 26, 2009 11:39 am

    You can’t run from a situation like this. Using your own resources to cut the tree you live on. 😦

  31. Ayesha permalink
    March 27, 2009 11:24 am

    I don’t think authorities are doing it!!! 😕

  32. bilish permalink
    March 27, 2009 3:19 pm

    So who’s to blame?

  33. March 29, 2009 2:55 am

    and again 😦
    People suffer as power outage intensifies across NWFP

  34. Ayesha permalink
    March 31, 2009 7:49 pm

    The power outage keeps me from using net 😦

  35. April 1, 2009 3:29 am

    My FB status a few days back.

    [b]I’ve noticed, that I’m productive in these short bursts of 60 minutes each, compared to eternal procrastination . Who should get the credit?[b]

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