A dark 60th Independence day

August 14th marks 60 years since Pakistan gained independence. The day is supposed to be one of joy and celebration, yet after 60 years, a large part of the Capital, supposedly the most developed place in the country, is still under darkness. Power lines were effected by last night’s storm and even in the better areas, the supply was only restored in the evening.

My house, just out of the jurisdiction of the Capital Development Authority, has been without power for almost 24 hours now. With another storm coming and no sign of any restoration of power, things will be quite unbearable on Independence Day and who knows how much longer this will last.