ISLAMABAD - The Ministry for Water and Power has claimed that it has ended unscheduled power cuts across the country but scheduled load shedding will continue to bridge the gap between electricity production and consumption.
In a statement issued on Monday, a ministry spokesman said load shedding was due to shortage of electricity but some elements were politicizing it for personal and party interests.
He said protest was a basic right of the masses but no one would be allowed to damage the public property in the name of protests.
The spokesman said unscheduled electricity load shedding had been ended, however to balance the power production gap routine power cut would persist.
He said the power shortfall had reached 3,410MW as the country was producing 14,191MW of electricity while demand stood at 17,601MW, adding that urban and rural areas of the country were facing eight and 12 hours of power cuts.