Six-hour electricity loadshedding in urban areas and ten-hour outages in rural areas is being observed as power shortfall has struck to 4,000 megawatts.

Spokesman to Water and Power Ministry on Saturday said that the government is having storage of furnace oil only for eight days whereas on the other hand, spokesman to National Transmission and Dispatch Company (NTDC) said that the gas supply to Uch Power Stations has been assured as a result of which, 950 megawatts energy produced from these stations is continuously being added to the system. NTDC told that the country is producing only 9000 megawatts of power causing the power outrage at serious level. The officials further revealed that a ship carrying 50,000 metric tons of furnace oil will reach the port today (Sunday) whereas the other one was likely to arrive at the Karachi port on January 27. According to the spokesman, only efficient power plants are in working and the old one using ore oil have been shut. The officials hope that hydel power generation would go up to 1500 megawatts by the end of this month.