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October 19, 2019
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Power shortfall exceeds 5,500 MW in Pakistan

ISLAMABAD – Pakistan is suffering from energy from last one decade and now shortfall of electricity is raised to 5,500 megawatt due to the increase in demand.  

According to the details, Pakistan is producing 15,500 MW instead of 21,000 MW that create worst situation in different parts of Pakistan. Government is unable to fulfill the demand of electricity due to the shortage of furnace oil.

People of Pakistan are facing un-scheduled load shedding up to 18 hours daily. Hot weather and shortage of water increased the problems of citizens. People protest in different parts of country against the un-scheduled load shedding.

Protesters blocked traffic in big cities of Pakistan including Karachi, Multan, Bannu, Kohat, Faisalabad to record their protest and demanded to resolve the current power situation.

They also chanted slogans against WAPDA and government. On the other hand, according to tye government officials, situation is now under control and blaming each other for load shedding issue.

Earlier, State Minister for Water and Power, Abid Sher Ali said that Sindh government is responsible for un-scheduled load shedding in Karachi.

Abid Sher Ali said that, 650 megawatts of electricity is being given to the private company, K-electric that supplies power to Karachi.

According to details, State minister also said that a wrong contract was signed with K-electric in government of Musharaf and has not renewed yet.

While talking to media persons, he said that government will take over K-electric if situation will remain same in Karachi. He also mentioned that load shedding in Khyber Pakhtunkhwa is being carried out according to the schedule given by the Chief Minister of KP, Pervez Khattak.

“675,000 transformers across the country  need to be changed,” he added. He also said that government is trying to control the situation and trying to provide the relief to the people of Pakistan.