Public groaning amidst worst kind of loadshedding, severe heatwave

Power outages expand to 21 hours in some cities amid shortfall touching 8,000 MW

By: News Desk
Published: 10:28 AM, 7 Jun, 2022
Public groaning amidst worst kind of loadshedding, severe heatwave
Caption: A glimpse of the rolling blackouts in a Karachi area.
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Pakistan is facing worst kind of energy crisis as people have to bear extremely long power cuts in this sizzling heat, reported 24NewsHD TV channel on Tuesday.

As most plain areas of Pakistan are in the grip of excruciating heatwave for the last three months, the country is also facing the worst kind of energy crisis.

According to reports, the shortfall has reached 7,793MW which has spurred loadshedding across the country. 

In Karachi, the duration of power outages is as long as 15 hours. Whereas Lahore is facing 12 hours of power cuts. 

People are facing numerous problems in their everyday life due to long hours of power outages which is also affecting their commerce activities. 

In Narowal, the duration of power cuts is excruciatingly long as in city areas the loadshedding duration is 16 to 18 hours while in suburban areas power remains off for almost 18 to 21 hours. 

On the other hand, the government announced on Monday that the load shedding of electricity would be reduced from to three and a half hours.

PML-N leaders including Shahid Khaqan Abbasi, Khurram Dastgir, Marriyum Aurangzeb, and others told a presser yesterday that the load shedding of electricity would further be reduced in July as the production of coal plants was increased.

Abbasi said the loadshedding would be reduced from tomorrow to 3 ½ hours and from June 16, it would also be less than 3 hours.

He further stated that the government would reduce the load shedding to 1 ½ to 2 hours only from June 30, and would be able to further reduce it in July.