Power outages of up to 18 hours hit the country
ISLAMABAD: Following the non-availability of required fuel for power generation and non-maintenance of some important power plants, the power outages that severely hit the masses across the country have further increased up to 18 hours, making the lives of people miserable.
Load shedding of 10 to 12 hours was being carried out in different cities of the country while the duration of load shedding has reached 18 hours in rural areas.
Electricity distribution companies said power outage was taking place to cover line losses.
The closure of several power plants due to lack of fuel and other technical pitfalls has caused such an electricity shortfall.