MIANWALI - The raging power crisis facing the country is feared to further aggravate, as Chashma Nuclear Power Plant-I has been shut down for annual repair-works. According to reports, the yearly closure of the nuclear power plant will entail a shortfall of over 325 Megawatts to the national grid. According to the sources of National Transmission & Despatch Company Limited, the plant has been closed down in accord with a pre-planned schedule, which will exacerbate the already worse power crisis.
 The demand of electricity currently stands at 14,500 MWs as against production of 11,000 MWs.

Published in The Nation newspaper on 05-May-2014