Since May 1, 2022, according to Federal Minister of Energy Khurram Dastagir, the country has had “zero” load-shedding.
According to the Minister of Energy, there is now no electricity shortage in the country. He made the remark during a press conference on May 10 in Islamabad. When Khurram finished his term as Energy Minister on May 31, 2018, he declared there was no electricity shortage in the country. When he took command on April 26, power plants with a capacity of over 7000 megawatts were shut down, he said. He noted that the country’s current electricity production is 22,634 megawatts, which is more than enough to meet our needs.
Only places with serious line losses or insufficient bill recoveries are subject to load shedding, according to him. Shifting to solar and wind-powered electricity is a long-term and more efficient solution to reduce load shedding, he continued. The minister noted that maximizing the use of Thar coal might be a highly effective solution to address the country’s energy crisis.
Despite the Energy Minister’s statements, various cities across the country have experienced 8-10 hours of load shedding. According to KE sources, practically all areas are experiencing unscheduled load shedding for 8-10 hours.