| GEO Pakistan|
| Power crisis deepens in country due to 2800 mw shortfall|
| Updated at: 1316 PST, Sunday, March 22, 2009|
KARACHI: The power crisis has deepened more all over the country due to a shortfall of 2,800 megawatt of electricity because of which the duration of residential load shedding has gone up to ten hours while industrial load shedding reached four hours.
With hike in electricity consumption during hot weather in Karachi, the KESC has put the city on continuous load shedding of 4-6 hours in day and night due to which people are suffering from extreme difficulties.
The citizens particularly students are facing great difficulty in preparing for their Matric exams.
Despite this grave situation in the city, the management of the KESC is not ready to give any explanation regarding the load shedding.
Meanwhile, the duration of load shedding in some other cities of the country has reached 16 hours which caused severe scarcity of water in many cities and crops are being affected due to closure of tube wells.
According to PEPCO spokesman Tahir Basharat Cheema, 9,500 mw of electricity is currently being generated in the country, including 7,300 mw through Thermal resources and 2,200 mw through Hydel process.