Tag Archives: Loadshedding

Load-shedding rises, as shortfall reaches 1,800MW

LAHORE – The power shortfall in the country crossed 1,800MW on Monday resulting in long hours of load shedding. Power outages crossed the four to eight hours mark while in many areas, electricity was closed for continuous intervals.
Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) officials said that the shortfall increased because of an increase in power demand but in fact there was less demand because of pleasant weather. They said that power generation remained 10,121MW while demand

‘No load-shedding for domestic consumers’

LAHORE – No load shedding is being carried out for domestic consumers, as the power shortfall has decreased, Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) Energy and Management Conservation (EMC) Director General Muhammad Khalid said on Tuesday at a press conference.
He said that presently power production stands at 10,826MW and demand 11,227MW while power shortfall is 401MW. Khalid said that the power shortfall has decreased over the last few days due to better production and less

Petition challenging gas loadshedding admitted for hearing

LAHORE – Lahore High Court (LHC) Justice Umar Ata Bandial on Monday admitted for hearing an earlier-filed petition challenging less gas supply to Punjab and directed the petitioner to come on the case’s next hearing with decision of the Council of Common Interest (CCI) on gas quota for Punjab. The court adjourned the petition’s hearing until February 17 after hearing arguments of petitioner Noshab A Khan.
Earlier, the petitioner sought early hearing of the main petition but the

Electricity and gas load-shedding continue to torture citizens

LAHORE – Citizens, already crushed by sky-rocketing inflation and shrinking incomes, had to face another torturous Sunday, as electricity and gas load shedding continued unabated, Pakistan Today has learnt. Despite being a public holiday, citizens could not get any relief despite the fact that all offices and educational institutions were closed.
Absence of two basic utilities spoiled the holiday of many consumers, who could not even cook food or wash clothes. Electricity was

Load-shedding in name of repairs? – Six-hour outage for one-fifth of Lahore

LAHORE – Around 20 percent of Lahore will remain without electricity for six consecutive hours, as the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) would start repair works on different grid stations on Wednesday. Citizens are already facing eight to 10 hours of outages nowadays. A LESCO official said grid stations are being closed due to technical repairs from 9am to 2:30pm. Interestingly, in normal routine, these repairs are made during holidays especially on Sundays so that people are

SNGPL to increase gas load-shedding for Punjab industries

LAHORE – The crippling industry has been hit by another shock as Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has decided to increase gas curtailment hours for Punjab industries during January.
The SNGPL was supplying three and half days in a week gas to the industrial sector. This has now been increased to four days; sources said adding that load-shedding would be done on rotational basis.
This decision was associated with the cold temperature and rising demand of gas for

Load-shedding irks Christians celebrating Xmas

LAHORE – Load shedding did not even spare Christians on Christmas, as unscheduled power outages continued in the city on Saturday. Electricity was closed for four to seven hours in various areas of Lahore creating difficulties for the masses.
Although all businesses, offices, banks, markets, educational institutions and industries were closed due to a public holiday and power demand was 30 percent less than usual, the Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) deprived people of

Gas load-shedding challenged in LHC

LAHORE – A petition was filed in the Lahore High Court (LHC) on Saturday challenging gas load shedding for the industrial sector of Punjab and CNG stations, terming it disastrous for the economy.
Noshab A Khan advocate filed the petition arguing that gas shortages were being witnessed in Lahore since the last 10 days and both domestic and commercial users were facing problems in this regard.
The petitioner alleged that the federal government was discriminating against Punjab

Gas load-shedding will ruin textile sector: APTMA

LAHORE: The Chairman of the All Pakistan Textile Mills Association (APTMA) Punjab Ahsan Bashir expressed fear of large scale closures, heavy bankruptcies and massive lay offs if the textile industry in Punjab was deprived of gas supply for another 100 days during the winter load management program.
He was exasperated at the prevalent situation and stated that the textile industry in Punjab was already suffering heavily due to gas load-shedding to the textile Captive Power Plants

SNGPL announces gas load-shedding schedule

Sui Northern Gas Pipelines Limited (SNGPL) has announced that Zamzama gas field is scheduled to begin annual maintenance from October 26 for the duration of nine days; gas supply in its system is expected to fall by 170 MMCFD.
In a press statement, SNGPL announced that it would suspend gas supply to three fertiliser plants, Pak Arab Fertlizer, Dawood Hercules and Pak American Fertiliser, during this period.
According to the latest load management schedule for

Pervaiz condemns gas load-shedding to industries

Member of the National Assembly (MNA) Mohammad Pervaiz Malik has condemned the decision of three day gas load-shedding in a week and termed it as a step to annihilate the whole industrial sector.
Mohammad Peraiz Malik, in a press statement issued on Tuesday, said that the condition of trade and industry was already fragile due to baseless policies of the present regime and thought that the gas load-shedding policy would completely collapse the industry.