No Improvement in the Performance of DISCOs

Saadia Qayyum

The average distribution losses in Pakistan are 20% as none of the electricity distribution companies (DISCOs) are performing up to the mark in terms of performance criteria defined by the regulatory authority. These include both technical and non-technical losses (power theft). Except minor improvements, DISCOs haven’t improved their overall performance in the last five years. As a matter of fact, some of the companies have shown deteriorated performance.

Amongst the DISCOs, IESCO has the lowest distribution losses (9.47%) followed by GEPCO (10.97%) and FESCO (11.26%). PESCO and SEPCO are the worst performers with reported losses of 34% and 39% respectively. Punjab located companies are better performers of the lot.

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The government, instead of making concerted efforts to reduce distribution losses, passes on these losses to the consumers through tariff surcharges. The consumers, therefore, not only have to pay for the electricity they consume but also for…

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The Myth of Marriage and Pukirev’s ‘Unequal Marriage’

Angry on Fridays

I was innocently searching for portraits of young Queen Victoria in floral headdresses (don’t ask), when I came across this painting on a blog called Wedding Clan: All About Wedding.

The Unequal Marriage (1862) by Vasily Pukirev

This is the description that came with the painting:

 “The Arranged Marriage by Wassili Pukirew is almost photorealistic in nature. The bride is depicted looking down as the priest begins the wedding proceedings. It’s difficult to gauge her expression as many emotions play across her pale face. The young bride is surrounded by men and an elderly gentleman who could very likely be her father standing by her side.” – Sonia Renthlei, Wedding Clan

Now, I don’t expect information on the internet to be always accurate, but I am a bit surprised how off the mark the author of this piece is. First of all, the painting is called ‘The Unequal Marriage’. It was, in fact, painted…

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Healer or Human? Messiah or Worker?

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Start of BRICS Gold-Backed Trade Pushing Deep State Desperation at All-Time High

Covert Geopolitics

It appears that the real reason why has Trump capitulated to the Deep State so quickly is the final BRICS leadership’s decision to start the dumping of the fiat dollar in matters of mutual trade and economic cooperation between the BRICS member countries.

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Originally posted on THE MARSHALL REPORT:
What do evil dictators  look like?  What do they talk like?  Just how wicked is an evil dictator’s wife ?  Should she be toppled along with her husband?  Who am I talking about? President Assad of Syria…

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Constant Wait, Maybe



Dark shadows, mournful skies,

The benevolence of Nature is under disguise,

Living kind waits tirelessly for allies,

Considering itself quite unwise.

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It was once Fragile…



It was once fragile,

Seeking out for some support,

From charitable earthlings,

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A Drowning Stone



Scrolling and tumbling from a mountain top,

the stone got into the water after a plop.

It started drowning, leaving its history behind,

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The dust, lying down with its head tilted,

In the posture of prostration in front of the Lord,

With only the slab as its pillow,

Attempting to come in union with the constituent,

From which, it was created,

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My Eyes Aspire to Admire



My eyes aspire to admire what I can see not,

My ears hope to listen which I can hear not,

My feet love to advance where I can walk not,

My heart wants to pound where I can feel not,

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