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LAHORE (PAK TIMES): The power shortfall in the country has reached 3000 megawatts after the demand of the electricity has increased.

The overall demand of the power is 21,000 megawatt, while the country is only able to produce 18,000 megawatts. Pakistan still needs to add more 3000 megawatts to the national grid to reduce the shortfall in the country.

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As per the reports, the Lahore Electric Supply Company (Pakistan) is currently facing 550-megawatt power shortage that is why several areas of Lahore are being affected with three to six hours of an announced load shedding a day.

The production of hydropower has also been facing the shortage as the reduce outflow of water has been noticed at Mangla Dam.

As per the LECSO authorities, the technical fault in Lahore has been controlled that has occurred last night whereas the electricity shutdown is happening as the result of regular technical faults.

The company has also received too many complaints of tripping which was happened due to system overload causing an increase in the power’s demand in Lahore.