LAHORE – The countrywide loadshedding has been enhanced up to 12 hours because of halt to fuel supply to the power sector, said a spokesperson.

The official told TheNation that since the fuel supply to Gencos had been cut, the generation of power would be reduced. He said that national grid was facing more than 40 per cent shortage. The urban areas will face 10-hour loadshedding while the rural areas will experience 12-hours power shutdown, he added.

On Friday, the Lahore High Court Chief Justice remarked the federal government had been failed to fix load-shedding, adding to public woes.

Chief Justice Umar Ata Bandial issued these remarks while hearing of a petition against unscheduled loadshedding. The court deferred further hearing for November 30 as counsel for the Ministry of Water and Power sought more time to file detailed reply.

Power shutdown: In connection with the construction of Metro Bus System by TEPA, LDA, power shutdown would be observed today (Sunday). Supply of electricity will remain suspended from 9:00 am to 1:00 pm in the areas including localities around Data Darbar.

Sealed: Staff of the Commercialisation Directorate of Lahore Development Authority on Saturday sealed a total of 10 properties in Gulshan-i-Ravi area for non-payment of commercialization fee.