Austerity! Load shedding on, so are these decorative lights
Strips of colourful lights adorn the lamp posts on the road divider of Kemal Ataturk Avenue in Dhaka's Banani area, as seen on August 1, 2022.
This goes on when the country is enduring load shedding and the government has asked all to turn off all unnecessary lighting.
Earlier on July 6, Prime Minister Sheikh Hasina urged the countrymen not to put up special decorative lights on the occasion of social events at community centres, shops, offices and houses in order to save electricity.
The PM's directives to save electricity came following global fuel price hike due to Russia-Ukraine war and economic sanctions.