Loadshedding to increase as power demand reaches 16,300mw

PTI to lodge countrywide movement


As the aftermath of system overload, the National Power Control Centre is carrying out loadshedding without any prior notice to distribution companies. According to National Transmission and Despatch Company (NTDC), the demand of electricity has reached 16,300 MW whereas the production remains 10,100 MW as a result of which the shortfall has come upto 6200 MW, a news channel reported. to extremely low water level in big dams, hydropower production is at 1400 MW instead of 5500 MW.
This has taken the entire burden of electricity production on independent power producers (IPPs) and thermal power plants. The increased shortfall has led the power schedule to remain only till paperwork.
Urban areas are witnessing 4 to 6 hours of power cut whereas rural areas are undergoing eight hours of loadshedding. The Sources said that the loadshedding durations would not minimize unless the hydropower production was amplified.
An important meeting of Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf was held and chaired by Chairman Imran Khan here at Chairman’s Secretariat Banni Gala Monday. Overall political situation and impending decision of Panama case has been deliberated in a detailed manner. In a statement issued by Central Media Department, Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf has condemned in the strongest words the unbearable load shedding even after the loud-voiced claims and promises of the government and decided to lodge a country-wide movement against the frequent and prolonged power outage and circular debt. In addition to that the attempts to politicize the efforts of peace in Karachi have also been strongly condemned by PTI and PTI leaders expressed serious concerns over preying on the issue of Rangers extension for political gains.
Various aspects of Interior Minister’s press conference and matter of money laundering of billions have minutely been discussed. Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf enunciated that money laundering cannot be wiped out in the presence of Nawaz Sharif as PM along with his brethren is involved in money laundering. Pakistan Tehreek e Insaf has decided to increase the pressure on the government to bring in to open the report on Dawn Leaks issue and vowed that PTI will not be oblivious to an issue of national security and also marked to counter every attempt of the federal government to keep the matter under wraps.—Agencies

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