ISLAMABAD: As the power shortfall increases across the country, the Ministry of Water and Power failed to implement its plan for equal electricity load-shedding, Express News reported on Sunday.
According to the latest data, the power shortfall increased from 5,000 megawatt (MW) to 5,500MW.
Because of the increased demand for electricity, power companies have raised the number of loadshedding hours by two to three hours.
Earlier, the caretaker government had also released funds worth billions to control the power crisis.
A recent online survey conducted by The Express Tribune revealed that a vast majority of areas are facing more than 10 hours of load shedding daily.
Data from the research, compiled by provinces, shows that the worst hit consumers reside in Punjab. Of the 870 respondents from Punjab, 91% reported facing up to 10 hours of load-shedding daily, while 5% reported that they faced 6 to 10 hours of electricity outage each day.
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