The electricity shortfall in the country has risen to 5,800 MW.
According to PEPCO sources, at present 7,500 MW of electricity is being generated while demand stands at 13,300 MW. The shortfall in generation, according to the sources, was due to shortage of water at the two main hydel power stations of Tarbela and Mangla where it has reached to dead level.
Lahore, Rawalpindi, Faisalabad, Multan, Gujranwala and other cities in Punjab are experiencing 13 hours of loadshedding while in rural areas the duration is almost 19 hours.