MQM WikiLeaks and WASTED 4th Largest City of WORLD Karachi without TRAINS

"...Nawaz asked 
why the USG was having so many high level meetings with the 
leadership of the Karachi-based Muttahida Qaumi Movement (MQM) 
and cautioned that his own past efforts to woo MQM into the 
political mainstream had failed.  Ambassador stressed that MQM 
was important to the stability of the fourth largest city of the 
world and one that was key to Pakistan's economy.  End Summary..."
http://www.wikileaks.org/cable/2008/05/08LAHORE209.html#

All Mirza Jamal says is Army Created Taliban and MQM. A gift to 
Pakistanis WHO in KARACHI needed Trains as Public Transport.
Smaller cities in World ENJOY trains to fix congestion and increase
jobs. Oh PAKISTAN only has ONE working Organization = Army. Everything
else has no MONEY.
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Pakistan Army's Gift ? Pakistanis Ask DREAM cheap PRICES ! This MENTALITY
DESTROYS WAPDA !!! How can Imran Khan change CHEAP RENT control and WAPDA mentality ?
PAKISTAN's SHAME Army created CHEAP medicines and Transport and 
CHEAP ELECTRICITY demanding ISLAMIC MENTALITY !!!

Bellow are Leaked USA WikiLeak Cable
http://www.wikileaks.org/cable/2008/10/08LAHORE290.html#  
C O N F I D E N T I A L LAHORE 000290 
 
E.O. 12958: DECL:  10/22/2018 
TAGS: ECON PK ENRG PGOV
SUBJECT: MASSIVE BLACKOUTS PROMPTS PUNJAB PROTESTS 
 
Derived from: DSCG 05-1, E 
 
¶1. (SBU) Multi-hour blackouts, known locally as "loadshedding," 
over the past week sparked several protests in and around Lahore 
October 20 and 21.  Protestors have told reporters that while 
overbilling by the Lahore Electricty Supply Company (LESCO) had 
made them angry, frustration over the worsening power outages 
ultimately fueled the gatherings.  According to news reports, 
the protestors seized furniture and computers from a local LESCO 
office October 20 and set them on fire outside the building, 
while several attempted but failed to ignite the office.  In a 
separate incident, police dispersed another group protesting 
LESCO by blocking GT Road October 20.  Several groups also 
blocked main thoroughfares in Lahore October 21, while several 
local LESCO offices found themselves under siege, prompting 
LESCO officials to flee.  Punjab University students also staged 
a demonstration October 20 demanding that the university set up 
its own generator to offset outages, which had reached up to 
five continuous hours. 
 
¶2. (SBU) In response to the protests, LESCO Chief Executive 
Akram Arain told reporters October 20 that LESCO faced a 1,7000 
megawatt (MW) deficit, and could only fulfill 1,000-1,200 MW of 
the total demand of 2,700 MW during peak hours.  He admitted 
that loadshedding has reached nine hours per day in urban areas, 
but he expected that an increase in water released from 
reservoirs starting November 1 would alleviate the problem. 
According to Dawn, he could not explain why LESCO experienced a 
55 percent shortage and the country only 40-45 percent. 
 
¶3. (SBU) A local union president representing Water and Power 
Department employees told his union leadership October 21 that 
the federal government has punished Punjab by increasing the 
tariffs more than in other provinces.  People should criticize 
the rulers, he suggested. 
 
¶4. (C) According to police sources, the number of protestors 
approached 1,000 on October 20, exceeding the 150 protestors 
reported by The Daily News and 600-700 who initially gathered in 
Gujjarpura according to Dawn.  The October 21 protests appear to 
have been larger and more numerous.  Local residents have also 
told conoffs that the media has reported every protest in the 
Lahore area.  The gatherings have tended to occur in lower and 
middle-class neighborhoods strained by the excessive 
loadshedding, which has far exceeded the official number of nine 
hours per day given by LESCO. 
 
¶5. (C) Comment: The unprecedented amount of loadshedding has the 
potential to spark widespread unrest in Punjab.  The material 
impact of outages hurts the province at a time of already 
declining crop yields, rising prices, decreasing exports and 
lack of liquidity.  The outages mean that famers cannot irrigate 
their fields, mill owners cannot run their textile factories and 
businesses cannot swipe a credit card on a regular basis. 
Moreover, the discrepancy between the nine hours of loadshedding 
officially announced and the 18 hours experienced per day with 
little explanation has caused deep resentment throughout Punjab. 
 Politicians of all stripes have stood back because they have no 
quick fix to the situation, and they hope that diverting water 
in November from the reservoirs will help alleviate the 
shortage.  At the moment, they have let the bureaucrats of LESCO 
feel the brunt of the mob's anger.  But, if the loadshedding 
continues unabated, the protestors may soon turn their attention 
to their elected officials, both in the province and the federal 
government. 
 




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