LAHORE/QUETTA– If the petrol shortage wasn’t enough for consumers in Punjab, citizens across the province as well as in Baluchistan now face electricity crisis as well.
According to reports, unannounced load-shedding has increased up to 18 hours a day across Punjab.
Reports from Quetta said that the shortfall across Baluchistan has reached 1350 MW. The load-shedding in Quetta has increased up to 8 hours a day, and up to 16 hours in the rest of the cities across the province.
Sources said that furnace oil supply to Guddu, Hubco and several other power plants has come to a halt resulting in suspension of electricity production. Power generation in the country has fallen by 50 percent.
According to Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) officials, the shortfall in electricity production is due to the reduction in supply of gas, furnace oil, and funds.