The country’s electrical demand has risen to 28,200 MW due to the hot weather, while the power supply is less than 21000 MW, making people’s lives miserable.
Unannounced load-shedding of eight hours is being carried out in various areas of this country due to a disparity in supply and demand. Furthermore, in places where line losses are discovered to be high, load-shedding has lasted up to 12 hours.
The present government has struggled to overcome the chronic problem of power shortages since taking office. Despite Prime Minister Shehbaz Sharif’s assurances that the crisis would be resolved as quickly as possible, the problem persists, with no end in sight.
Furthermore, since last month, South Asia has been experiencing a severe heat wave, with temperatures reaching 50 degrees Celsius in certain parts of Pakistan. Climate change, according to the World Meteorological Organization (WMO), is exacerbating the situation.