ISLAMABAD  - No let-up in power outages as power shortfall on Sunday again mounted to 3,200MW, adding to the miseries of common man already bearing hours long power loadshedding coupled with high power tariff, The Nation has learnt reliably.

Since there is no respite in sight to end the energy woes of the country, the duration of unannounced power outages in cities and villages across the country has again surged due to increase in the power shortfall.

Sources in water and power ministry told that the electricity generation stands at 13,800 megawatt while the demand is 17,000 megawatt.

In this way, power shortfall stands at 3,200mw. At present, hydel power generation is 5500mw, thermal 1965mw while electricity production through Independent Power Producers (IPPs) recorded at 6335mw on Sunday.

People across the country are facing sever power cuts while the whole country reels under cold wave following rains and snowfall on high peaks with the start of November. Unscheduled frequent loadshedding and longer outages of electricity have paralysed the businesses, industry and civic life.

There is hardly any day when people get full electricity supply. Haphazard outages and lack of public information have appeared the hallmarks of the water and power ministry. Even, the incumbent regime could not control the increasing power outages, which, however, has so far badly devastated the routine life of countrymen. More, power load shedding is going in and on across the country.

Rural areas were facing load shedding for over 11 hours while urban areas were suffering up to eight hours of power cuts. Long and unannounced phases of load shedding had made the lives of people miserable as prolonged outages resulted in shortage of drinking water supply in several areas of the country. The citizens have criticised the government for failure to overcome the power crisis even in winter.