The menace of loadshedding continues as the total duration of power cuts reaches 18 hours in many parts of the country.
Sui Southern Gas Company (SSGC) forced an emergency shutdown in the early hours of Thursday as its plant in Kadanwari encountered problems.
As a result of the reduced supply, Karachi is facing increased loadshedding. SSGC says it had to shut the Kadanwari gas field for twelve hours.
Karachi now faces eight hours of loadshedding each day, while the industrial areas are suffering four hours of power cuts.
Spokesperson of Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) says that KESC is focusing more on the areas where power theft complaints are comparatively more than the other areas.
In Lahore, Lahore Electric Supply Company (Lesco) is giving a hard time to consumers with an unrelenting loadshedding schedule, due to a shortfall of 2,000 megawatts.
Lesco officials say grid stations are being upgraded, which is a major cause of the current wave of loadshedding.
Meanwhile, protests continue in south Punjab as unscheduled loadshedding has made life tough for people.
Loadshedding also presents a challenge to crop cultivation in rural areas as tube-wells stop running.
Interior Sindh, including Sukkur, Larkana, and Jacobabad face the same situation.