LAHORE: After the repair of two Sui gas pipelines which were blown up a couple of days ago near Kashmoor, WAPDA Friday returned to its normal loadshedding across the country. Addressing a press conference here at WAPDA House on Friday, Member (Power) and Managing Director, PEPCO, Fazal Ahmad Khan said that gas was supplied to power plant through these two pipelines that forced closure of the plant which resulted in additional loadshedding of 800 MW.
He said that now WAPDA is faced with 4000 MW shortfall during the peak hours from 2000 to 2200 hours while 2500 to3000 MW during morning and evening. He said that loadshedding is being carried out without any discrimination throughout the country. He urged the people to use the power judiciously and conserve the energy for industrial and agricultural purpose.
He said it is high time for the people from all strata of the society to share with WAPDA in the larger national interest.He called upon the media to help WAPDA create awareness among the masses about the utility of the power and unnecessary lights be switched off. Fazal Ahmad Khan said that decision of the government for the closure of the shops after 9.00 p.m. and increase in time by an hour advance helped save 600 MW.
He said all out efforts are being made on war footing through alternate sources to get rid of the menace of loadshedding. In response to a question, he said that additional loadshedding of 800 MW during the last two days was because of damage to Sui gas pipelines. Now the situation returns to normal loadshedding.-SANA