KARACHI: The power shortfall in the country has soared to 4500 megawatts despite tall claims from the government to contain the power crisis, ARY News reported on Tuesday.
As the mercury goes up in the country, the long hours of the power load shedding returns to add to the misery of the people.
The duration of power outages has reached in cities and rural areas to 12 to 18 hours.
The overall power shortfall has soared above 4500 megawatts as Pakistan is generating 9000 megawatts of electricity against the demand of 14000 megawatts.
The mercury has on rise through out the country as maximum temperature of 43 degree celsius was recorded in Sukkur and Rahim Yar Khan.
Hyderabad and Khuzdar remained second hottest in the country with 41 degree Celsius.
Karachi underwent its hottest day of the year on Monday, as mercury hit 42.5 degree centigrade in southern port city of Pakistan.