| GEO Pakistan|
| Power Crisis: Electricity shortfall reaches 3,500MW|
| Updated at: 1111 PST, Wednesday, March 25, 2009|
LAHORE: Water availability at Tarbela and Mangla Dam continued to be precarious severely hitting the hydel power generation, while electricity shortfall in the country has shot up to 3500 megawatt further aggravating the vexed load shedding across the country that persisted unabated.
Pepco sources told that there was no possibility of load shedding mellowing down in the days to come, Sources also said that presently the source of power supply mostly depended on thermal generation, which amounted to 8500MW to 9000MW, while the daily demand for power stood at 12500MW.
In this backdrop, the domestic, commercial and industrial customers are facing gruesome unannounced prolonged load shedding, when the government is resorting to load shedding for double the announced duration.
The people attached to the trade and industry have demanded from the government to come up with some tangible solution of the power crisis, otherwise, industrial production feared coming to a halt.