Power production surges 48% in April, but load-shedding persists

KARACHI: When people will outline the achievements made during tenure of the current Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz (PML-N) government, an increase in electricity production and supply may come on top of the list.

However, load-shedding still continues to haunt consumers and disrupts life and business across the country, but with less severity.

Pakistan’s power generation shot up 48% to over 10,135.08 gigawatt-hour (GWh) in April 2018 following the start of new gas-fired, coal-fired and nuclear power plants in the recent past, according to data released by the power-sector regulator.

Power production had been recorded at 6,870.24 GWh in April last year. The addition of fresh electricity to the system has helped reduce load-shedding across industrial, commercial and residential areas.

Published in The Express Tribune, 22nd May, 2018