Power generation has been stopped due to a mudslide in Tarbela Dam due to which there is a danger of damage to machinery.
Lahore: According to sources, the power system is currently facing a shortfall of more than 4,000 MW from Tarbela alone due to which the power crisis in the country has intensified and the total shortfall has exceeded 6,000 MW.
Sources said that it would take time for power generation to come from Tarbela and unannounced load-shedding has reached its peak in Punjab including Lahore due to power shortfall.
The dense populations of Lahore are facing more power outages.
According to LESCO officials, the demand for electricity in the LESCO region has exceeded 5,000 MW, while the power supply is close to 4,000 MW. As a result, the shortfall has exceeded 1,000 MW which has worsened the power supply situation in rural and small towns.
Unannounced load shedding is going on in most cities of the country including Lahore, Karachi, Islamabad, Quetta, Rawalpindi, and Multan. Power outages are continuing in DHA Phase Seven, Lyari Singolin, Chakiwara, and Ranchhor Line areas of Karachi. One to three hours of load shedding is being carried out in the exempted areas. Gulshan-e-Maymar, FB Area Block-2, North Nazimabad Block has been without power since morning. Complaining about the power outage is said to be the result of a local fault.
Consumers say that despite repeated complaints, power is not being restored, the whole night has passed without electricity while citizens in Azizabad Block 8, New Karachi, Surjani Town are also facing power outages. Governor Sindh, the Minister for Energy and now NEPRA also took notice but the citizens could not get any relief from the unannounced load shedding in Karachi by K-Electric.
As the heat intensified in Quetta, unannounced load shedding also increased in the city. The temperature in the provincial capital Quetta has reached 40 degrees Celsius. Six (6) to eight (8) hours of load shedding is being carried out in the central areas of the city while (10) to (12) hours of load shedding is being carried out in the suburbs.
Citizens have appealed for an end to unannounced load shedding in present severe hot weather where temperatures cross 45 degrees Celsius in the majority of cities.