The results of a Gilani Research Foundation survey carried out by Gallup Pakistan indicated that slightly more than half (54%) people used the refrigerator to cool their drinking water, 27 % used a water cooler and a substantial 13 % still employed the use of the traditional garha (a piece of round shape pottery).
In a survey, a nationally representative sample of men and women from across the four provinces were asked the following question: How do you make your drinking water cold in the summer? 54 % of the respondents replied that they used the fridge whereas half that percentage (27%) said they used a water cooler. Interestingly, 13 % replied they still used the traditional garha. 8 % people said they used a water cooling system and 1 % responded that they did not use anything. It would be interesting to further investigate whether some people are reverting to non-electrical methods in wake of the energy crisis in the country.