The duration of loadshedding has been increased from six to eight hours due to the power shortfall in the country. According to the Pepco authorities, the power generation in the Tarbela Dam has declined to 350 megawatt due to which the shortfall has reached above 2,000MW. The distribution companies have issued notices for four hours loadshedding, however, another two hours unannounced blackouts are also continued .However, in rural areas the outages duration reached around eight hours. Pepco authorities have said that the loadshedding would continue due to the increased release of water from the reservoirs, adding that the outages would likely to continue next month.