Nudity On Wires – A Thriller

Nude%20Trap%20Of%20Death.jpgNaked wires dangling from electric meters, lampposts and buildings are a common sight across the city and threaten citizens daily.

From commercial buildings and markets to roadside generators and the electricity boxes outside houses, these wires are everywhere. However, authorities concerned seemed least concerned about the problem that worsens during rainy season.

The funny thing is that no survey has ever been conducted by Islamabad Electric Supply Company to find out the number of dangerous locations, and that the company acts only on the complaints of consumers. Meaning they only dispatch their teams when people inform them about such situations.

There are no laws to deal with the problem and therefore no action is ever taken against owners of buildings or spots where heavy bundles of electric wires hang recklessly. IESCO itself is not sure how to tackle the situation, and confused how to take action against the guilty.

The Blue Area commercial district is a good example of the seriousness of the problem. Wires tangled in rows of electricity meters greet people at the entrance of almost every building. Like artwork, it welcomes those who enter to the thrilling journey ahead. However, most people don’t realise it as a threat, until some accident happens and then they curse their fate, and the government, burn tires and block roads.

Since most buildings in Blue Area have been rented out to offices and shops, tenants often do not care about such things and consider it is the landlord’s job to sort out such matters. They don’t have time or the energy to persue it.

It is not surprising the problem remains largely ignored by authorities too. While adults might escape contact with uncovered wires, children are particularly at risk.

Lampposts in play areas and parks are perhaps the biggest hazard to kids – the small opening at the bottom of these posts often have uncovered wires, which could claim an innocent life anytime.

It is unfortunate that authorities seem unconcerned and have failed to address the problem. Probably we have become so used to all the hazards we face everyday like an open manhole in the middle of the road or reckless drivers, that we have now lost sense of how important human life is. Or we believe that life of this world doesn’t really matter so why care.

1 Comment so far

  1. Abid Siddiqui (unregistered) on March 15th, 2007 @ 10:33 am

    Its F-8 Al Babar Center

    Actually a Problem Center

    We also have office there

    Sometimes Gutter drainage get blokced, Rain water comes in the building, people paste their promotional brouchers at other offices doors and walls, many times in summer tenants dont get water in their kitchen and wash room, Stairs at the the center of plaza are for 1st floor only.

    There are few illegeal shops also made at corridoors of plaza. No parking sense in the people who come to bank.

    We will be leaving this Problem Wala Plaza soon.

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