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31% people use emergency lights during load shedding: Gallup.

ISLAMABAD, July 11, 2009 (Balochistan Times) -- Thirty One percent people use emergency lights during load shedding, according to a Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan. To understand how people manage to continue working during loadshedding, the respondents were asked Usually, what do you do or use to continue working during load shedding? Majority (31%) claimed to use emergency light in order to continue working when there is a power shortage while 21 percent claimed to either work during the day time or terminate work during load shedding and 16 percent said they make use of gas lamps, Generators and UPS are only used by five percent and six percent respectively. Two percent were unsure or gave no response. The data reveals that a proportionately higher percentage of ruralites (32%) than urbanites (28%) use emergency lights, Notably, 26 percent of the people from urban areas have claimed to use gas lamps as compared to only 10 percent of their counter parts in rural areas. Majority (42%) of all Pakistanis require electricity to a great or some extent to do their work. Just as many (42%) are either forced to terminate their work during the day or discontinue working during load shedding. Only 11 percent have the luxury of using generators or UPS. A nationally representative sample of men and women from across the country were asked To what extent is electricity required to carry out whatever work that you do in the office, at home or at any shop? Thirty four percent said their work requires electricity to a great extent and 39 percent of the respondents work requires electricity to some extent. Fourteen percent claimed that very less electricity is needed to do their work where as 11 percent of the respondents do not need any electricity. One percent gave no response. The study was released by Gilani foundation and carried out by Gallup Pakistan, the Pakistani affiliate of Gallup International, The latest survey was carried out among a sample of 2652 men and women in rural and urban areas of all four provinces of the country, during January this year.

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Publication:Balochistan Times (Baluchistan Province, Pakistan)
Date:Jul 11, 2009
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