Courtesy The News International
ISLAMABAD: The tall claims of the government to end loadshedding have failed as shortfall of electricity has exceeded 6,500 megawatts in the country.
The demand of electricity has reached upto 22000 MW while power generation could not be enhanced from 15,523 megawatts. The duration of loadshedding in urban areas is 12 to 14 hours while in rural areas this duration has reached from 16 to 18 hours.
Owing to severe power outages, the business have stand blocked in almost all the major cities of the country. The shopkeepers in markets and bazaars have been using hand fans to meet their requirements while customers have been confined in their houses.
The public circles are of the view that the government should focus on ending the line losses so that people could not face the long duration of power outages.