Exporters resent delay in exemption from load-shedding
LAHORE: Exporters kept making hue and cry throughout Saturday over delay in exempting power-dependent manufacturing units from loadshedding.
They challenged the government’s claim of adding 10,000 megawatt electricity to the system, saying what the use of such a false claim is when the industry is facing a situation as was in 2013 when the present government had taken over and promised to overcome power crisis.
It may be noted that total demand for electricity had stood at 18,301 megawatt against a generation of 14,265 megawatt, leaving the system with a shortfall of 4036 megawatt during the peak hours in August 2013 when the present government had taken charge.
Now, in the month of May 2018, the demand has reached 21,000 megawatt against a generation of 16,168 megawatt leaving the system with a shortfall 4832 megawatt, almost equal to the level of 2013.
Published in Business Recorder, 20th May, 2018