Pakistan power shortfall reaches highest in years

PDM govt says PTI govt delayed power projects. But what's the problem with power sector? The reality is Pakistan's power generation capacity is around 33,000MWs while the demand is 29,000MWs but the govt is producing only around 21,000 MWs.

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Power outages are becoming more frequent in addition to the schedule provided by power distribution firms as the nation continues to experience a power crisis.

Details indicate that there is a 7,500 MW electrical shortage in the nation. According to the National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC), there is a 29,000 MW demand for power and a 21,500 MW supply.

According to sources, LESCO is experiencing a shortage of roughly 800 MW. LESCO has announced a three-and-a-half hour load shedding timetable.

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However, due to system saturation, unexpected power outages and tripping continue. Numerous complaints have been made about transformers and metres burning as a result of overload.

According to sources, load shedding on towns, villages, and feeders with substantial losses has lasted longer than 10 hours.

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