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8 to 12-hour electricity outages cripple city, gas still scarce

8 to 12-hour electricity outages cripple city, gas still scarce

LAHORE – The Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) closed electricity for eight to 12 hours in different parts of the city while gas supplies remained suspended on Monday despite respite from cold weather. Citizens of different areas should get ready for six-hour breakdowns on Tuesday and Wednesday. CNG stations were closed for two days, Monday and Tuesday, but even then there was no relief for domestic users, who spent another day without gas.
LESCO had announced to close

yet another day without gas – CNG stations sacrificed in vain, outages to continue

LAHORE – Gas load-shedding continued in the city on Saturday despite that Sui Northern Gas Pipeline Limited (SNGPL) has closed down many CNG stations in different parts of Punjab. Moreover, citizens should get ready to face long hours of load shedding today, as Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) will repair grid stations and there will be no electricity from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm in the city suburbs including WAPDA Town, Johar Town, Iqbal Town, Sabzazar, Mughalpura, Tajpura,

Exempt hospitals from gas outages: Elahi

LAHORE – Health Parliamentary Secretary Dr Saeed Elahi said though electricity generators have been provided to hospitals on the instructions of Punjab Chief Minister Shahbaz Sharif but hospitals should be exempted from gas load shedding as Punjab can not produce gas.
In a press statement, he said that electricity and gas crisis has not only damaged the national economy but has affected thousands of patients under treatment in various hospitals. He said a discriminatory attitude

Students find in difficult to study amidst outages

Lahore – Electricity and gas load-shedding has been disturbing the students especially who are due to appear in exams, Pakistan Today has learnt. Several private schools and universities are conducting exams but students are finding it difficult to prepare themselves for the assigned tasks. During last few days,
the unprecedented and unscheduled load-shedding has lead students to suffer, and the Sui gas load-shedding has only added to their woes. Some areas experience ten hours

PEPCO failures cause massive power outages

LAHORE – Unscheduled load shedding gripped the city on Sunday, as outages of 10 to 14 hours were observed, making life of citizens’ miserable, Pakistan Today has learnt.
Despite closure of offices and industries, there was heavy load shedding irking citizens while the Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) failed to manage the crisis, as a number of power generation plants went out of order. Instead of acknowledging its failure to cope with load shedding, PEPCO claimed that the

Power outages despite zero shortfall

LAHORE: According to Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) reports power shortfall reduced to zero megawatts on Friday and Saturday but even then citizens experienced a one-hour power outage in the morning and one in the evening.
Lahore Electric Supply Company (LESCO) gave an old excuse saying that only commercial feeders were shut down and domestic users on those feeders had to face load shedding. More than 50 percent feeders in the city were commercial and a large number of

Power outages cripple industry

KARACHI: Exporters of various sectors have approached the Ministry of Commerce (MoC) and demanded a resolution of unabated power outages, which have hampered industrial production.
Through separate letters, sent to MoC recently, Pakistan Hosiery Manufacturing and Export Association (PHMEA), Korangi Association of Trade and Industry (KATI) and Karachi Electronics Dealers Association (KEDA), has notified the ministry of the dampened industrial activity and have asked for immediate

Power outages all set to return

LAHORE: Load shedding is all set to return from the last week of December as canals would be closed from December 26 causing hydel power generation to fall sharply while supply of gas to power stations would also be affected, Pakistan Today learnt on Monday.
Sources said there would be at least four to six hours of load shedding from the last week of this month, as electricity generation would be reduced from 20 to 25 percent, adding that water release in the canals would also

KESC plants’ maintenance spurs power outages

KARACHI: While people in the city are facing unabated power outages, The Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC) has started “preventive maintenance” of its power plants, to be completed during the next five months, causing further electricity shortages.
According to sources in KESC the maintenance works of all power generating units were to be carried out to ensure the functions of all plants during the summers. With the change in weather, which they claimed, was the perfect time

More outages as KESC shuts down 200MW-unit

KARACHI: The respite in sight for Karachiites from the unending routine of prolonged power outages is only after the November 4th, when the Sui Sui Southern Gas Company will restore supply of 210 mmcfd gas to Karachi Electric Supply Company (KESC).
But the power crisis s likely to exacerbate after the KESC shut down one of its units at Bin Qasim Power Plant (BQPP) on Friday. “We have already informed the KESC that our current shortage of 200mmcfd gas is due to annual maintenance

Power tariff doubled in 3 years; outages continue

The electricity prices have doubled and the television fees collected through electricity bills have increased by 50 percent since the menace of load shedding started in December 2007 and the present government assumed power in March 2008, while consumers have been warned of more tariff hikes, Pakistan Today has learnt.
When load shedding started, consumers were enjoying low prices of electricity and subsidies were also provided on certain tariffs. Commercial and