ISLAMABAD - Like other parts of the country, the Federal Capital is also facing the hour-long load-shedding after the end of holy month of Ramazan, thus adding to the miseries of citizens. The duration of power outage has been increased as urban areas of the Federal Capital witnessed six to eight hours load-shedding while its duration enhanced from eight to ten hours in the rural areas. Beside the official schedule of load-shedding, authorities are also resorting to unannounced power outage in the rural areas. The frequent power breakdowns have made the daily routine life of the city miserable and are creating serious problems for the patients, students and customers. While talking to TheNation, people belonging to different walk of life said that they were hoping load-shedding would be controlled in the start of winter but the situation is getting worse. "Just after Ramazan, I have been experiencing regular power breakdowns and the situation is deteriorating with the passage of time as not only the timings of load-shedding have been increased but now the authorities are resorting to unannounced load-shedding," said Muhammad Jamal, resident of Bhara Kahu. The students and government employees are worst sufferers of the situation, as after the whole day work in their offices and remained in the educational institutions, prolonged power outage compelled them to spend sleepless night. "The prolonged power outage is affecting our studies. We cannot manage proper time for studies in the home while hike and seek of light continue in the educational institutions," Bilal Khan added. When contacted, WAPDA officials on condition of anonymity said that the demand of electricity have been increased in these days which forced us for power breakdown. He said that the duration of load-shedding could be increased or decreased as per requirement. He further said that if electricity's demand was decreased then we would minimise it.