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As power shortages spread, Pakistan switches off the lights

• McClatchy News
Amid fears that severe energy shortages could touch off riots, Pakistan will announce drastic measures this week to save electricity, including a shorter workweek and restrictions on nighttime wedding celebrations, government officials said Wednesday.

With power outages lasting up to 20 hours a day in cities and villages, halting industry and even farming in some places, the electricity crisis could further destabilize a vital U.S. ally. Already this year, there have been streets protests, some violent, resulting in at least one death, over the electricity stoppages.

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How much more of us are the Pakistani's going to tolerate?

http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSSGE63P0IW

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http://www.reuters.com/article/idUSTRE63L3G420100424

 http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2010-04-24-pakistan-suicide-killings_N.htm


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