Several cities and rural areas of Punjab continue to face hours of continued load shedding everyday. The situation prevails since the end of previous government and continues to this day. It further escalated in the recent while when the several places face hours of load shedding every day. Just in Lahore, in many areas, the hours without electricity goes up to 18 hours a day. Similar is the situation in Karachi and in other parts of the country.
Power load shedding causing an increase in dengue cases
95 per cent dengue cases could be avoided by precautionary measures; Provinces facing scarcity of resources to efficiently handle situation; Dengue cases feared to multiply in Sindh owing to floods; Paramedics staff not trained to deal with dengue fever; Power load shedding causing increase in dengue cases; No research undertaken to control epidemic [..] Read full..
Eight-hour power outage a fatal blow to industries
KARACHI – SITE Association of Industry Chairman Abdul Wahab Lakhani has sharply reacted over eight hours loadshedding in two spells daily in industrial areas by KESC due to alleged drastic cut in gas supply by the Sui Southern Gas Company to power utility.
KESC has emailed the message to the SITE Association office wherein schedule of industrial loadshedding is stated [..] Read full..
Industrial load shedding causes loss of 400,000 jobs: WB report
ISLAMABAD: Industrial load shedding in Pakistan has resulted in a loss of 400,000 jobs and sector deficit in Pakistan is estimated at about $2 billion a year, compared with $32 billion of investment needs in 2010-20, stated a World Bank (WB) report.
The WB report “More and Better Jobs in South Asia” also contains a special portion on power sector reforms “Options for Reforming the Power Sector in South Asia”, stating that South Asia is characterised by low levels of access, low consumption per capita, and wide demand-supply gaps. Some 600 million people in the region lack access to electricity more than 40 percent of the world total [..] Read full..