Power shortfall hits record peak

ISLAMABAD: The power shortfall on Monday peaked to a record high of over 9,000 megawatts (MW), leading to prolonged power outages in the country. The situation exposing claims of the Pakistan Muslim League-Nawaz government to bring a massive turnaround in power fortunes.

Former prime minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had claimed on May 30, one day ahead of his tenure end that the government had added 11,461MW power from new resources to the system. He had also claimed that electricity demand in June would stand at 22,538MW against the total expected generation of 22,178MW, registering a shortfall of 362MW.

Published in the Express Tribune, 26th June, 2018