The Federal Minister for Energy, Khurrum Dastagir, has stated that Pakistan has had “zero” load-shedding since May 1, 2022.
The Minister of Energy claims that there is no shortage of electricity in the country at all. He made the assertion during a press briefing held in Islamabad on May 10.
When Khurram ended his time as Energy Minister on May 31, 2018, he stated that there was no shortage of electricity in the country. He went on to say that when he took office on April 26, power plants with a combined capacity of more than 7000 megawatts were shut down. He went on to say that the country’s current electricity production is 22,634 megawatts, which is much in excess of the country’s needs.
He went on to stress that only areas with serious line losses or insufficient bill recovery are subject to load shedding at this time. He went on to say that switching to solar and wind energy would be a more long-term and more efficient approach to reduce load shedding in the long run. The minister went on to say that maximizing the use of Thar coal could also prove to be a very effective strategy for addressing the country’s energy crisis.
Although the Energy Minister has claimed about zero load shedding. But the various cities around the country have been facing load shedding 8-10 hours. According to KE sources, practically all locations are subjected to unscheduled load shedding for 8-10 hours every day.