The Pakistan Electric Power Company (PEPCO) Director General (DG) Ejaz Rafiq Qureshi has claimed that there would be no loadshedding during Sehr and Iftar. Locals complained that women were facing great trouble as they have to prepare meal at Sehr and Iftar in the darkness in Multan. Situation is no different for men in the city who found no water for ablution in mosques due to absence of power supply. According to Multan Electric Power Company (MEPCO), there is a need of 2,800MW to meet the consumers demand but MEPCO is facing a 700 megawatt deficit. Balochistan, including Quetta, is facing a severe power crisis and in some areas of the province up to 18 hours of loadshedding is being imposed. According to Quetta Electric Power Supply Company (QUESCO) officials, the city has to suffer from loadshedding because the private power generating plants in Quetta have been shut for repairing. Last week, PEPCO DG Ejaz Rafiq Qureshi had claimed that there would be no unscheduled loadshedding during the month of Ramazan, adding that Sehr and Iftar timings would be exempted from power outage. Reducing loadshedding during the month of fasting is PEPCO's first priority, said the DG, adding that operational directors of all distribution companies have been directed to chalk out efficient plans in order to minimise power outages during Ramazan.