ISLAMABAD(SANA): With gradual rise in temperature, the phenomenon of unscheduled load shedding is also picking up pace, as the residents of rural areas are facing 22 hours of load shedding while the locals of urban areas are facing up to 18 hours of outages. Meanwhile, the electricity shortfall has reached 4,800 MW.
Power load shedding has affected domestic life to a great extent. Women are facing numerous problems in carrying out domestic chores. Meanwhile, the traders and business outlets are irked by the disproportionate huge duration of power outages.
Citizens said that load shedding had been increased since last week that has disturbed their routine works.
In Lahore, the masses are facing up to 12-16 hours of load shedding. Similar situation is witnessed in Faisalabad where residents are bearing 18-22 hours of load shedding.
Meanwhile, the Water and Power Development Authority (WAPDA) tightened the security near grid stations following several protests against the unscheduled load shedding. The citizens chanted slogans against WAPDA and government during protests in different cities.
However, the WAPDA official has said that gas supply to Uch powerhouse has been resumed and 675MW will be soon added to the system.