No CNG for two days each week for Punjab and NWFP

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A CNG Station From Pakistan
A CNG Station From Pakistan

What else can you expect from a Government which is highly not capable of managing things. Now after having all sufferings from the electricity load shedding Pakistanis had finally to see this day when they will be facing so called “Gas Load Management Plan”. According to this plan initially the people of Punjab and NWFP will remain without CNG for two days each week. This will not happen for days or week or a month, the plan is to repeat it the whole winter, initially it would be from 15th Nov, 2009 to 15th Mar, 2010.

This is the time when the people of Pakistan were expecting that government will fulfill its promise of ending the electricity load shedding they have now to bare the other kind of load-shedding which is being called the “Gas Load Management Plan (GLMP)”.

The disadvantages of this decision will be severe this will immediately effect the economy and cause the inflation. As the cost of using petrol instead CNG for travel is 5 to 10 times more than the CNG. Now Imagine when people will have to use the Petrol to transport the daily used items and food they have to pay much higher for this and on same time they will charge consumer much more.

This is like throwing the nation back into the dark age. If there is really shortage of Gas in the country there are many ways to deal with this, one of them may be to import gas, such a project was on its way, which is called Pakistan Iran Pipeline but don’t know how and when would our government will be able to complete this.

As most of previous governments, another disability of this government is the vision of future. They are highly unable to figure things out that what is going to be happen in near future and act accordingly. They would have idea very much before by looking into the increasing demand, that they are gonna face the gas shortage in the future.

Past shows once a thing is gone wrong you should not expect any thing better for years, as this government have introduced a new kind of load shedding for people of Pakistan, now I can see it prevailing it for many years, at least till the current ruling is in charge.

I hope that the leaders would now be understanding the gravity of situation and would deal with all the things wisely. And I hope that we Pakistanis would not have to listen about anything like “Food Load Management Plan” or “Water Load Management Plan” in the future.

Day Light Saving saved about estimated 48750 megawatts of Power

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Day Light Saving in Pakistan saved Lots of PowerDay Light Saving (DLS) time which was took in place on April 2009 by government actually saved about 250 megawatts of power daily. This rough estimate was provided by the ministry of water and power. Officials also told that one megawatt of power cost about 1 million dollar. So this way this day light saving strategy  saved about estimated 48750 million dollars this year.

Day Light Saving was took in place on 15th of April 2009 and lost till yesterday the 31st October, 2009 midnight when clocks all over the world were moved back by one hour. Seeing the amount of energy saved by putting in Day Light Saving time it have been decided that this practice will now be repeated every year to take full advantage of natural light. Let me remind you that this practice was first time introduced in 2002 in Pakistan but soon declared as the flop one. Then in many following years this was discontinued.

The dark age continues, Govt still says, lights ahead

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In 2008 first time the ruling party had claimed that the load shedding will be taken away from the people of Pakistan once and for all on 31st Dec, 2008.¬† But they didn’t make it, in fact they were not able to bring any improvement. The things were better before, as compared to their rule.

Dark Age Continues

Soon after the ruling party changed their statements, probably they would have checked and planned on back-end, they came up saying the issue of power shortage will be resolved till the June 2009 and the people would have to bare with them. This time this seem to bit realistic and people thought, ok believe them.

But again, as history repeats itself, ruling party was unable to fulfill the promise this time again. But you know what, after letting them down about two times only on this issue our brave leaders came up again with a third promise to cope with power shortage till end of 2009. Actually, according to them it was 31st Dec, 09.

Now its already mid October and ruling party is left with just 2 and half months to fulfill their promise but people of this country observing the load shedding of 6-8 hours in all major cities and even more in the rural areas. Now this thing requires a bigger imagination about how government is going to fulfill their promise in just two and half months.

Other nations have built the space stations and we are not getting able to cope with the basic problems like electricity shortage on national level.

The question is, will the leading party be able to fulfill their promise this time or will always keep telling us to bare with them, showing the public the imaginary lights coming up in their way. Special thing about these special lights is that they move further away from you as soon as you move towards them.

Pakistani Bloggers, What are they up to, Money or Origional content

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Pakistani BloggersThere were times when there were few bloggers in Pakistan blog sphere, then came the time when there were a quite a number of Pakistani bloggers. Quality was the main concern those days and posts were almost original, word by word typed by blogger him/herself. First the existing blogs started monetizing their blog sites, quality was again main concern till that time and focusing on just quality these bloggers started earning some money via these existing blog sites using some advertising programs like “Google Adsense”, Kontera and few others.

But then after this Google Adsense thing got really popular, and people seen these bloggers making good money out of it then came new type of bloggers, these are not in tens, not in hundreds, but in thousands or in fact in hundreds of thousand. These new kind of bloggers don’t even bother to type a single word themselves but take a post from another blog, and thanks to bill gates they just use “Copy” and “Paste” functions. Some of them do enough that they provide a line before the post saying “originally posted on XYZ blog”. Now focus of these bloggers is nothing near to provide some original useful content but they more of like to make money on others’ posts.

Even if providing a link or saying in just a line that originally posted on xyz blog, if some one copies content from a particular blog it hurts the search engine ranking of original blogger. As Google and other search engines does not index the content which is published on more than one places. This way they can’t do any good for themselves and cost others a lot.

Getting back to the topic, if you want to find one of such bloggers you will really not have to search for a while, just look around a Pakistani blog aggregator (Common place indexing posts from many blogs) more then 50% of the posts will just be a straight away copy of some original blog posts. These copy/paste bloggers just make sure that their blog have some 20 to 30 posts and they will be enough to start making some good money via Adsense or other advertising programs. But this is originally not the case, these kind of bloggers can easily make few bucks but oh no, thanks to search engines they don’t really give much importance to posts by them and finally they personally don’t get able to keep up with this.

Coming up with new blog is really a very good thing, increasing number of blogs is in fact a really good thing as they can be much handy to publish things which are out of reach or don’t come in notice of other media.

e.g. “A Pakistani died in a reality show by Unilever” now due to the influence of the Unilever on advertising revenue of both print media and the tv channels, none of them bothered publishing this news, first it seen in Pakistani blog sphere and then after pressure from same blog sphere just very few of print media published this news.

So if we follow these golden rules stated below it would be great for all Pakistan blog sphere,

– A blogger can get an idea from another post on another blog and write what he/she thinks him/herself about the topic but can’t copy the whole post. Same in case of news, of course you have to get to know about that from another source but you have to deliver in your own words and only what you think about that.

– A blogger can not copy and paste a post from another post, and providing a single line saying “regionally posted by XYZ” is no excuse to copy others’ content.

– Only post original, informative and useful content, avoid posting for just increasing the number of total posts in your blog.

– Don’t post for money, just provide the original content and money will follow, otherwise you are the one who will be on losing end ultimately because it never work other way round.

Everything stated above does not mean that Pakistan Blog Sphere is full of copy/paste bloggers, in fact there are thousands of people who are already following the golden rules stated above. In fact the copy/paste blogger don’t even come in notice or if they, they just vanish from the scene very soon. So blog healthy and blog original, keep blogging.