ISLAMABAD: Despite tall claims from top brass of Pakistan Muslim League Nawaz (PML-N) that traumatizing power cuts have been completely slashed, up to 12-hour prolonged load shedding is being witnessed across country on daily basis amid rising mercury.
As per details garnered, electric shortfall has once again soared to 5000MW.
Sources privy to Ministry of Water and Power said that mounting circular debts and forfeit transmission lines have sabotaged government’s efforts to curb load shedding. Adding further, inside-aware revealed that whole focus of government was on production projects of electricity.
On the other hand, three out of four tripped power plants of Chashma Nuclear Power Plant have been restored thus adding 900MW of electricity in the national grid. The three LNG-fired power plants are still closed.
Sources privy to ministry further revealed that electricity feeders with ‘zero-losses’ are also witnessing power cuts.
It is worth here to mention that Nawaz Sharif-led PML-N had made elimination of power cuts as one of its top objective in their 2013 election manifesto. NNI