LAHORE Worst electricity crisis is continuing across the country with 14-hours shutdown in the cities and about 18 to 20 hours load shedding in rural areas. All the power producing system mere generating 12,852MW and no efforts are being made by the government and Pakistan Electric Power Company to bring down the shortfall standing at 6,000MW. The DISCOs have badly failed to announce a load shedding schedule for over 20 million consumers of the PEPCO. The city is under the grip of worst kind of tripping with two to three hours long power breakage hours. A LESCO source told TheNation that Johar Town Grid Station on Wednesday remained shutdown for seven hours from 7am to 2pm and there was no electricity in the areas of Canal View, Thoker Niaz Baig, Nawab Town, Hanjarwal up to Multan Chungi for consecutive seven hours. The company, the source said, practiced this routine at various grid stations in different days to meet the crisis. On the other hand, no efforts are being made by the government and the PEPCO to arrange the proper fuel and gas for the power plants. The thermal generation is standing at 1793MW against the capacity of over 3000MW. The IPPs, which can produce above 6,500MW are mere generating 5,636MW for the national grid while the RPPs are sharing 199MW against the capacity of producing above 300MW. The PEPCO stated the total generation 12, 852MW from all the sources while the demand was 18,874MW. The PEPCOs figures showed the slight increase in the hydel generation, which was 5224MW during last 24 hours. The KESC was supplied 720MW to meet the demand of the biggest city of the country.