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Load shedding makes life miserable for masses

Load shedding makes life miserable for masses

ISLAMABAD, (SANA): The duration of unannounced load shedding has increased as electricity shortfall rises to5,000 MW in the country.

The power crisis has worsened after the rise in gap between demand and supply of electricity due to hot weather.

Electricity supply remains shut for hours continuously in almost all cities of Pakistan.

People across the country are suffering 16 to 20 hours power outages accompanied by water shortages.

Like other cities in the country in Faisalabad load shedding has paralyzed not only the industries but also the normal living of the common people.

Parts of Karachi are facing severe water shortage due to increased power outages.

Similarly, the duration of load shedding has increased in Lahore Sialkot, Peshawar and other cities.

In the rural areas the situation is even worse where the duration of load shedding has touched 20 hours a day.

10-12 hours of load shedding is also being experienced in cities across Sindh, while in Balochistan cities are facing up to 16 hours while in rural areas the duration can be up to 20 hours. In Khyber Pakhtunkhwa, the duration of load shedding is 16-18 hours in rural and 12 hours in cities.

Power generation in the country stands at 12,500 MW while demand is in excess of 18,000 MW. LESCO requires 4,500 MW to fulfill demand but is receiving 2,000 MW.

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