Electricity shortfall tops 7,000MW
ISLAMABAD (92 News) – As temperatures soar, demand for electricity is steadily increasing across the country while the unannounced power outages in the country have increased as the shortfall soars beyond 7,000MWmark.
Currently, electricity generation is around 12,000 MW against the demand of 18,000 MW.
Urban areas are suffering 10 hours of power cuts while 16 to 18 hours of load shedding is being carried out in rural areas. Many areas are also facing water shortages due to load shedding.
Claims of the ruling Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) regarding improvement in power position have proved void with the start of summer.
Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had earlier claimed that load-shedding will be eliminated by 2018. “By 2017-2018, load shedding will come to end,” he said.
The premier said that not only will load shedding come to an end but electricity will also become cheap and accessible for the masses.