Water and Power ministry denies claim of forced load shedding
The Water and Power ministry denied claims that it was carrying out forced load shedding. The ministry said that no forced load shedding occurred on Sunday in any part of the country. The ministry also claimed that prolonged load shedding was a result of electricity power lines getting damaged... Read more
Prime Minister briefed on load shedding in Ramadan
In a meeting between Prime Minister and Water and Power officials, the prime minister was briefed about the current power outages. Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif had promised the nation that there would be no load shedding during Sehr, Iftar, and Taraveeh times, but several parts of the country are... Read more
Gas based power plants to be set up in Punjab
In an agreement between Punjab Chief Minister and a Germany based energy company, a 3,600 megawatts gas based power plant will be set up in Punjab. The German delegation was led by German Ambassador Dr Syrill Nunn who signed the agreement with Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif. Also present... Read more
Ramadan has just started, and many cities of the country are already facing extended load shedding for up to 20 hours. The minister for Water and Power Ministry, Muhammad Asif, in a news conference stated that the demand of electricity had reached 21,000 megawatts, way more than the peak... Read more
The government had promised there will be no load shedding during Sehr and Iftar times; however that doesn’t seem to apply to certain areas of the country. On the first day of Ramadan, several cities of KPK didn’t have electricity resulting in protests and clashes with police. On the... Read more
Violent protests against excessive load shedding were held in different parts of KPK. The protesters claim that there was no electricity during Sehr time despite government claiming that there will be no load shedding during Iftar and Sehr time. 20 hours of load shedding has been reported in several... Read more
While protests and clashes occurred in KPK against excessive load-shedding, different areas of the country also experienced load shedding during Sehr time including Karachi, Islamabad, Lahore, Rawalpindi, Multan, Sahiwal, Bahawalpur, Kasur, Sheikhupira, Gujranwala, and Okara. In Karachi, Nazimabad, Azizabad Block-2, PIB Colony, Paposh Nagar, Gulzar-e-Hijri, Federal B area, and... Read more
Load shedding will continue as usual during the month of Ramadan, much to the disappointment of the people who were expecting some relief during the holy month. Abid Sher Ali, the minister of State of Water and Power, said the load shedding schedule of 6 hours in cities and... Read more
Load shedding in Pakistan
Pakistan has faced some of the greatest electric shortfalls over the last 6 to 7 years. Consumers have had to bear the brunt of the double whammy of extensive load shedding and high electricity tariffs causing much grief and inconvenience. Life, as we knew it before load shedding, had changed... Read more