Unannounced load shedding irks citizens
LAHORE (92 News) – As the shortfall reached 6,955MW, the unannounced power outages in the country at the start of summer season have irked the citizens.
The demand for electricity continue to increase across the country while the unannounced power outages in the country have increased as the shortfall reached 6,955MW.
Currently, electricity generation is around 12,000 MW against the demand of 18,000 MW.
Urban areas are suffering 12 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.
The citizens have expressed their concern over the policy of the government and asked the government to take appropriate measures to overcome the power outages.
The residents of different localities took to streets against the prolong load shedding and disconnection of power supply to the area.
The protestors held a protest demonstration outside the offices of LESCO subdivision Sheikhupura on the main road and smashed the mirrors of vehicles.
The protesters chanted slogans against the government for not taking notice of the prolonged power outages.
Protestors have also burnt tyres and blocked several roads.
Earlier, Pakistan: Pakistan People’s Party (PPP) has decided to hold countrywide protests against unannounced and prolonged load-shedding across the country as PPP chairman Bilawal Bhutto Zardari has given approval for the protest.
On the other hand, 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.