In Pakistan, where all industries are getting ruined by shutdown of electricity, the information technology (IT) industry is the one affected the most with the coming of the Energy crisis. The IT industry is all about providing services and products through the use of electronics, computers and everything that is related to power; which we lack due to electricity crises.
According to reports, our IT industry was among the fastest growing industry in the Asian region. The energy crisis has hit it so hard. The whole industry has been forced to struggle and cut their costs down so they can survive. This has for sure a trickle-down effect on the whole economy and has negatively affected the jobs situation in the Pakistan as well. News says that:
After remaining out of power at all the hours, people went berserk to stage mass protests crying anti-government slogans, burning tires, blocking roads, sitting in, and whatnot. Protestor said that life has become hell for them. To add injury to the poor people, police attacked upon the protesters and charged them with batons and putted some into lockups.
In export-industry-hub, Sialkot load shedding-beaten traders observed complete shutter down strike on the appeal of Markazi Anjuman Tajran Sialkot in protest against 20-hour long daily power outages in Sialkot. The traders, who with their shops shuttered down, staged a big demonstration at Allama Iqbal Chowk against the prolonged power outage. The traders wore black arm bandages carrying agitation banners and placards.
The protesting traders also burnt tyres on roads and kept the traffic blocked on various inter-city roads for an hour. They also warned to besiege all the Gepco offices on Sunday and Monday, besides staging agitational sit-ins there. Talking to the newsmen, President Markazi Anjuman Tajran Sialkot Mehar Ghulam Mujtaba said that the perturbed Sialkot traders would not pay their electricity bills in protest against the unending and unscheduled load shedding of electricity.