KARACHI: People have started to question whether the PML-N claim of adding 10,000 MW to the National Grid was true or not after country faces nation-wide load shedding.
The previous government of PML-N claimed it made power developing projects adding 10,000 MW power to the country’s grid. The former premier Shahid Khaqan Abbasi had made this one of the accomplishments of their government. However; reports of numerous hours of load shedding all across the country has left citizens inconvenient.
This begs the question, did the government really add 10,000 Megawatts of power to the National Grid or was it a lie?
On many occasions the government has gone on to say that it had eradicated load shedding from the country. PM Abbasi while addressing a news conference about energy projects said there was no load shedding in 90% areas of the country. He specifically said there was no load shedding from 6 P.M. evening to 4 A.M. in the morning.
Reports say that Karachi, Quetta, Peshawar and Lahore, the provincial capitals are all facing intense load shedding.
Various areas in Karachi, which include Kharadar, Liaquatabad, Orangi Town, Gulshan-e-Iqbal and Gulistan-e-Johar were facing load shedding. While in Quetta city, similar incidences of load shedding were seen throughout the city.
In Rawalpindi an eight-hour-long duration of load-shedding had disturbed the daily lives of the citizens.
Specially in Ramadan when people are fasting, they also have to endure prolonged load shedding in the country.