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This is Capital; how rest of the country is suffering?

IESCO organize 1st energy conservation walk
ISLAMABAD: Islamabad Electric Supply Company IESCO on Sunday organized first ever energy conservation walks. According to an official handout, IESCO organized walk to send across a message on behalf of the Federal Minister for Water and Power Raja Pervez Ashraf to conserve energy and make Pakistan power efficient and self sufficient nation. In its arrangements for the walk, IESCO has arranged for a truck that would help media men to board for walk coverage. Raja Pervez Ashraf would address the walk at the end point at the Parade Ground.

Water crisis in the capital
ISLAMABAD: Water shortage hit the federal territory hard in the scorching heat as most of the tube wells went out of order in different sectors here. According to the survey conducted by the SANA, there has been acute shortage of water and residents were forced to fetch water from far off areas, reminding them of the pastoral life of their forefathers.

The worst hit areas included sectors G7/1, G7/4, G7/3, G6, G6/2, G6/3, and colonies like Wapda colony, Press colony and Postal colony. Much to their resentment, water supply continued to the Capital Development Authority in these areas, residents criticized. Sources confided to SANA that the CDA stopped 50 percent water supply to Wapda colony in sector G7/4. The residents of these sectors have appealed to the government to restore supply of water to them.

This situation depicts that whole of the country is suffering how badly and we are being taken back to stone age. Walks and awareness programs can become solutions for the problems but to very small level.

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