Prolonged unannounced load-shedding continues unabated

Dunya News

Locals alleged LESCO of suspending power supply for hours by fooling people over technical fault.

LAHORE (Dunya News) – Tall claims of providing uninterrupted electricity to the country again proved false as various cities of Pakistan including Lahore is reeling under heavy load-shedding resulting in leaving citizens without electricity for hours.

Due to system overload in extreme heat, power cut observed in different areas. The worst load shedding is taking place in different cities including Sheikhupura, Kasur, Nankana Sahib, Patoki, Okara and Raiwind.

Due to the power crisis, besides Lahore, long hours of load-shedding is also taking place in other cities, including Islamabad.

Lahore’s Shafiqabad, Ravi Road, Timber Market, Kareem Park, Sultanpura, Chamra Mandi, Ghoray Shah, Wassanpura, Swami Nagar, Ameen Park, Begum Kot, Shahdara, Mchi Gate, Shah Alam Market and other areas are facing immense electricity loadshedding. The locals have alleged LESCO of suspending the power supply for hours by fooling people over technical fault.

Frequent power outages in some areas have also led to complaints by several citizens of motors, transformers and wirings getting burnt.

The National Transmission and Dispatch Company s (NTDC) transmission system has also been affected and overloaded due to scorching heat. Due to system overloading, the worst load shedding has started in Lahore.

Due to system overload, there was tripping at several LESCO grid stations. LESCO is facing a shortage of 100 megawatts of electricity.